Sociology and Family Life in Canada introduces students to sociological theories and development. Topics include culture, social structure, control and deviance, the global view of family, marriage, and divorce. Students learn to understand social class in Canada, and global inequality, while exploring gender, age, race, and ethnicity. Factors like health, medicine, and the environment are discussed as students ponder the nature of global social structure and change. This course consists of 15 days (75 hours) of daily, participative learning sessions.
Students are supplied with textbooks for ongoing reference. In addition to quizzes, tests, and assignments, there is a Final Exam upon completion of the course. Students must achieve a mark of 75% overall and on the Final Exam to successfully complete the course.
Module 1: Sociological Imagination Learning What is Sociology, What is Sociological Theory, The Development of Sociology, Practicing and Developing a Social Imagination Sociological Research Understanding steps in the Research Process
Module 2: Culture Identifying Culture and Society, Elements of Culture, Cultural Variation
Module 3: Socialization Identifying The Role of Socialization, The Self and Socialization, Agents of Socialization, Socialization through the Life Course Social Structure and Interaction Learning Social Interaction and Elements of Social Structures, Bureaucracy, Social Structure in Global Perspective
Module 4: Deviance Learning Social Control, Deviance and Crime, Sociological Perspective on Deviance and Crime
Module 5: Families Identifying Global View of the Family, Marriage and the Family; Divorce, Diverse Lifestyles
Module 6: Social Class Understanding Stratification, Social Class in Canada, Life Chances Global Inequality Learning The Global Divide Perspective on Global Stratification, Stratification around the World, Universal Human Rights
Module 7: Gender and Age Understanding The Social Construction of Gender, Gender and Inequality, Aging and Society Race and Ethnicity Identifying Racial and Ethnic Groups, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sociological Perspective on Race and Ethnicity, Race and Ethnicity in Canada, Immigration
Module 8: Health, Medicine, and Environment Learning Social Epidemiology, Health Care in Canada, Sociological Perspectives on the Environment, Environmental Problems, Culture, Society, and Health
Module 9: Social Change Understanding Global Social Change, Technology and the Future, Collective Behaviour, and Sociology is a Verb
Program: Community Support Services Programs
Of interest to: This course is of interest to those actively pursuing CSW training as part of their life-long career journey.
Course aim: Students will gain comprehensive knowledge in the fundamentals of sociology and family life as it relates to the Community Service and Social Worker industry. Specific attention is paid to Canadian families and sociology.
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