Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Introduction to Sociology
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary

Two way equivalent(s):

PFPR 1008 - Sociology and Canadian Society

One way equivalent(s):

ECE 6206 - Sociology
GAS 5411 - Sociology: An Introduction
PFP 1030 - Sociology and Canadian Society
PFPR 1016 - Sociology Introduction (ODE)
SOC 5110 - Sociology 1
SOC 5113 - Sociology
SOC 5208 - Sociology
SOC 9101 - Introduction To Sociology
SOCI 1000 - Introduction to Sociology

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Sociology is the study of human society and social interactions. Students develop awareness of the relationships between individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours in society. By applying sociological concepts to various aspects of Canadian society, students develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which groups interact.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Apply sociological perspectives to behaviour in social contexts.
2. Explore sociological research methodologies.
3. Describe how behaviours, attitudes, and beliefs are shaped through the process of socialization and the influence of culture.
4. Employ key concepts and theories when looking at sociological situations and problems.

Course Content:

- Sociological perspectives and research
- Culture
- Socialization
- Social interaction and structure
- Mass media
- Deviance and social control
- Social inequality in Canada


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is comprised of: Tests 60% Assignments 40%


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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