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Bachelor of Sociology


Program Start: 1 September 2021
Application Deadline: 1 September 2021
Location: Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale
Credit Granting Institution: U of S
Length: 3 years

Overview:

Sociology is the study of human social life, focusing on developing an understanding of changes in social structure and human interaction on an individual, societal and global level. Students in Sociology learn to analyze social issues and think critically about the world around them.

With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology, many opportunities open up to you. You can decide to continue on into graduate studies, working towards a Master of Arts (MA) and a PhD. From there you can focus on teaching, researching, or both. You can also leave the University after the completion of your BA or your completed graduate degrees and join the broader workforce. Many Sociology graduates find themselves in unique and fulfilling jobs, in areas such as politics, teaching and education, administration, business, and communication, corrections and law, public relations, community affairs, and research. You could find yourself working with the Federal Government or with a non-profit organization. Maybe you'll be writing policy or advocating for human rights. The possibilities are endless. With a BA in Sociology, you are given the tools to think critically, apply problem solving strategies using your acquired researching tools, and communicate your ideas both written and orally in an organized fashion.  

Requirements:

For admission to the University of Saskatchewan - College of Arts and Science:

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Grade 12 with a minimum average of 70% in the following five subjects:
    • One English
    • One math (Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30)
    • Three other approved subjects:
      • Maximum of two natural sciences
      • Maximum of two social sciences or humanities
      • Maximum of one fine or performing arts
  • English proficiency

Notes:

To become a student at Cumberland College you must first apply to the University of Saskatchewan. The College of Arts and Science application deadline is August 15, 2020.

Application Process:

  • Apply online to the College of Arts and Science.
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $90 application fee.
  • Provide supporting documents, like official high school transcripts. Transcripts must be forwarded directly from the Ministry of Education or other educational institutions.
  • Complete the Cumberland College Application Form (green apply button at the top of this page) to indicate interest in the program and to receive program updates.

You can complete a three year Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Cumberland College by taking a mix of classes from University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Athabasca University.  Please ensure you see a College Advisor for academic advising to chose the correct courses to complete your degree. Explore our Arts or Science - U of R program for more information or apply directly to the University of Regina.

Your university year may include the following courses

The Diversity of Life (BIOL 121.3)

Our world has at least 15 million species, all of which have adapted to particular environments and lifestyles and use energy to grow and reproduce. We examine these processes in representative organisms from all the major groups, and discuss factors influencing changes in biodiversity over time and space.


Prerequisites:

Biology 30 or BIOL 90 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 108.

Notes:

Students with credit for BIOL 110 will not receive credit for BIOL 121.

Literature and Composition Reading Narrative (ENG 113.3)

An introduction to the major forms of narrative literature in English. In addition to learning the tools of critical analysis, students will study and practise composition.


Notes:

Only 6 credit units of ENG 110, 111, 112, 113, and 114 may be taken for credit. ENG 120 may be used to fulfill 3 credit units of first-year English or Humanities requirements, and may also be taken as an elective in addition to 6 credit units of other first-year English classes. Students in the B.A. Honours program in English may include only 6 credit units of 100-level English courses in the 120 credit units required for their degree. Costs in addition to tuition may apply to this course.

Literature and Composition Reading Culture (ENG 114.3)

An introduction to historical and contemporary cultural forms in English. In addition to learning the tools of critical analysis, students will study and practise composition. Class themes will vary according to instructor choice. Students are encouraged to refer to the Department of English website for descriptions of specific sections.


Notes:

Only 6 credit units of ENG 110, 111, 112, 113, and 114 may be taken for credit. ENG 120 may be used to fulfill 3 credit units of first-year English or Humanities requirements, and may also be taken as an elective in addition to 6 credit units of other first-year English classes.

Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies (INDG 107.3)

This course aims to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills and provide the background necessary for advanced Indigenous Studies courses. Through course lectures and seminar discussions this course presents an overview of Aboriginal societies across Saskatchewan and Canada by linking processes of the past with contemporary issues.


Notes:

tudents with credit for NS 105, NS 106 (formerly NS 110), or NS 107 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 107 until 2015. Students in this course will participate in a 3-5 hour experiential learning activity.

Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology (PSY 120.3)

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the body of knowledge, scientific theory, and research related to the major biological and cognitive areas of psychology. The course focuses on the study of behavior dealing with the essential problems of psychology, the methods of investigation, and the advances that have been made in the fields of neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, memory, learning, language, and motivation and emotion.


Notes:

Students with credit for PSY 110 may not take this course for credit.

Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology (PSY 121.3)

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the body of knowledge, scientific theory, and research related to the major social, clinical, cultural and developmental areas of psychology. The course focuses on the study of behavior dealing with the essential problems of psychology, the methods of investigation, and the advances that have been made in the fields of intelligence, development, personality, social and cultural psychology, psychological disorders, treatment, and health, stress, and coping.


Notes:

Students with credit for PSY 110 may not take this course for credit.

Foundations in Sociology Society Structure Process (SOC 111.3)

One part of a two-part introduction to the discipline of sociology, the study of society. It examines theories and methods for studying changes to the nature and organization of society from pre-modern, to modern and post-modern. Students will be introduced to core sociological concepts used to understand social inequality, social order, social change, and globalization.  Formerly: Part of SOC 110.6.


Notes:

Students who have taken SOC 110.6 may not take this course for credit. Costs in addition to tuition may apply to this course.

Foundations in Sociology Social Construction of Everyday Life (SOC 112.3)

One part of a two-part introduction to the discipline of sociology, the study of society. It examines how we come to understand and experience ourselves and the world around us and how we create culture. Students will be introduced to the study of culture, socialization, social interaction, identity formation and self-fashioning, the social construction of class, gender and race, age, deviance, and other social phenomena.  Formerly: Part of SOC 110.6.


Notes:

Students who have taken SOC 110.6 may not take this course for credit. Costs in addition to tuition may apply to this course.

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