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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers programs leading to the Master of Arts (MA) and PhD in sociology. The MA program is offered both full- and part-time whereas the PhD program is offered full-time only. Both programs are offered in French and in English. All students must, however, complete at least two courses given in French. Linguistic support for partial French immersion is available. In accordance with University of Ottawa policy, examinations, assignments and the research paper or thesis may be written either in English or French. Two options are available for the MA, the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper.

The department offers a collaborative program in Women’s Studies at the MA level. For more information on this program, see “Admission”.

The programs operate within the general framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.

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The professors included in the list below are members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This means that they are authorized to supervise or co-supervise theses. A complete list of the faculty and staff members associated with the program can be found at http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/soc-ant/graduate-studies




ARMONY, Victor, Adjunct Professor
Globalizaton; Latin America; Political Sociology; Research methods; Textual analysis

BOUCHARD, Louise, Full Professor
Health; illness and medicine sociology; social dynamics and socio-sanitary systems; social evaluation of technologies; risks

BOURGEAULT, Ivy, Cross-appointment
Health professions/human resources; health policy; medical sociology; gender and health; maternity/reproductive health care; comparative health systems; migration; complementary and alternative medicine;, qualitative health research methods

BUSS, Andreas, Adjunct Professor
Max Weber's comparative sociology of religions; war and peace in world religions; religion in international and constitutional law; Theravada Buddhism; Russian-Orthodox Christianity

CARDINAL, Linda, Full Professor
Citizenship debates; relationship between law; history and politics, issues of modernity and identity Québec; Ireland and United Kingdom; governance of minority languages; Canada-Europe; francophones outside Québec; women and minorities; history of political ideas in Canada

COUTON, Philippe, Associate Professor
Sociology of politics; immigration and ethnic relations; citizenship and nationalism

DA ROSA, Victor, Full Professor
Economic anthropology; migration; development; ethnic relations; political order / disorder

DENIS, Ann, Emeritus Professor
New information technologies and minority groups (women, minority francophones); sociology of education, women; women and development; women and State policies (Canada and the Caribbean); women and globalization; immigrant women from the Caribbean; citizenship; immigrants / ethnic and race relations; paid and unpaid work

GAGNÉ, Natacha, Full Professor
Identity, Ethnicity, Citizenship; Colonialism and Decolonisation; Urban Anthropology; Political Anthropology; Anthropology of Oceania; Nationalism and Self-Determination Movements; Contemporary Indigenous Issues; Local/Global Connections, Global Systems and Globalization

GANDSMAN, Ari, Assistant Professor
Human rights; political and legal anthropology; globalization; humanitarian intervention; medical anthropology; Latin America; post-conflict reconstruction; social movements; psychological anthropology, collective violence; trauma & memory; cultural theory; science and technology studies; identity; kinship; biomedical technologies

GAUDET, Stéphanie, Associate Professor
Ethics; norms and values; social participation; responsability and volunteering; socialization and identity; life-course; sociology of the family and youth

GOLDMANN, Gustave, Adjunct Professor
Demographic flows; Demographic situation of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada; Advances quantitative research methods; Demolinguistics

GUEYE, Abdoulaye, Full Professor
International development; Globalization; Sociology of knowledge; Race studies

LACZKO, Leslie, Emeritus Professor
Polyethnic societies; research methods; comparative macrosociology; social change

LAPLANTE, Julie, Assistant Professor
Medical anthropology; Anthropology of knowledge; Brazil; South Africa; North America

LEROUX, Robert, Full Professor
Epistemology and theory; history of sociological thought; historical sociology

LÉVESQUE, Maurice, Associate Professor
Health sociology; social policies; social networks

LOPEZ, José, Associate Professor
The concept of social structure; social theory as language practice; the political sociology of bioethics and new medical technologies; science policy; critical realism

MASSON, Dominique, Cross-appointment
Feminist studies; political sociology; sociology of social movements; women's movement; qualitative methods

MCLAUGHLIN, Mireille, Assistant Professor
Francophonie canadienne ; Minorités linguistiques et économie mondialisée ; Transformations de l'état-nation ; Sociolinguistique ; Commodification de l'identité ; Régions post-industrielles

MEUNIER, Martin
Sociology of religions; Quebec' society; Modernisation and Secularisation; Sociology of comtemporary catholicism in Quebec and in Canada; Francophony in Canada

MIGUELEZ, Roberto, Emeritus Professor
Body and society; Sociological epistemology; Sociological theories; Sociology of knowledge

MIRZA, Vincent, Assistant Professor
Social transformation ; Japan ; Work, gender, identity ; Popular Culture, representations ; Political economy and everyday life ; Anthropology of work ; Political anthropology

MONDAIN, Nathalie, Assistant Professor
Family dynamics; sexual and reproductive health and adolescence; development; South-North migrations; Sub-Saharan Africa; methodological aspects; fieldwork approaches

MURPHY, Raymond, Emeritus Professor
Environmental sociology; Weberian theory; sociology of disasters

PACOM, Diane, Full Professor
Sociology of knowledge / culture; contemporary social and political theory; critical theory; media and social trends; socio-political and socio-cultural context

PENDAKUR, Ravi, Full Professor
Immigration policy; Immigrants and labor markets; Ethnic diversity; Minority groups and social policy

PIETRANTONIO, Linda, Associate Professor
Ethnic relations; race and sex relations; equality: ideologies and social policies; epistomology of the minority fact; social discourse analysis

RIPPEYOUNG, Phyllis, Associate Professor

RODGERS, Kathleen, Assistant Professor
Social movements; gender; qualitative research methods; humand rights activism; environmentalism; Canadian/international feminist movements; media studies

SCOBIE, Willow, Assistant Professor
Studies of biography and life trajectories; Critical studies of social change; Social theories of time; Transitions to adulthood, Social change in the Arctic ; Inuit documentary filmmakers; Social policy studies; Perceptions of the future

SICK, Deborah, Associate Professor
Anthropology of development; Agrarian systems and rural livelihoods; Cooperatives; Commodity markets; Fairtrade; Social economy; Lating America, especially Central America and Mexico; Political ecology; Common property institutions, Water resources, U.S. - Mexican borderlands

SIMON, Scott, Associate Professor
Political and legal anthropology; development; East Asian studies

SPITZER, Denise, Associate Professor
Health of immigrant and refugee women; immigration; transnationalism and identity; critical perspectives of the body; science and technology, community-based research

TAHON, Marie-Blanche, Full Professor
Family; citizenship; filiation; social gender; political representation

THÉRIAULT, Joseph-Yvon, Emeritus Professor
Political sociology; social movements; Québécois and Acadian societies; minority francophony

TREMBLAY, André, Associate Professor
Quantitative methods, sociology of socio-economic organizations, sociology of health, technological change, sociology of higher education

VANTHUYNE, Karine, Assistant Professor
Political anthropology; Medical anthropology; "Transitionnal justice"; Memories; Human Rights; Citizenship; Access to health care services

VIBERT, Stéphane, Associate Professor
La notion de "communauté" dans les sciences sociales, pluralisme culturel, nationalisme, identités collectives, théories socio-anthropologiques: holisme et individualisme, Les institutions et le symbolique (Dumont, Gauchet, Castoriadis, Descombes), culture et politique en Russie

WINTER, Elke, Associate Professor
Interpretative methodologies; discourse analysis, social theory; historical sociology; comparative sociology; sociology of ethnic relations;

YOUNG, Nathan, Associate Professor
Political economy; Economic sociology; Environmental sociology; Technology and society; Responses and adaptations to climate change; Responses and adaptations to climate change, Entrepreneurship and innovation; Economic globalization; Natural resources; Sociology of science and knowledge

Students who have a BA with honours or major in sociology with a minimum average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines, may be admitted to the MA program.

Students who have an honours BA with a minimum average of 70% (B) in another discipline, calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines, may be accepted into a qualifying program, requiring them to complete a maximum of eight courses.

All students must be capable of reading and understand texts in French and in English. Students must indicate in their application the language in which they plan to take the majority of their courses. The department reserves the right to require a language test for either language.

Collaborative program in Women's Studies at the master's level

The Department of sociology and anthropology is one of the units participating in the collaborative program in Women’s Studies at the master’s level. This program was created to enable students to enrich their education in sociology by adding the interdisciplinary dimension of women’s studies. The women’s studies program consists of two compulsory women’s studies (FEM) courses as well as a thesis or a research paper on a subject linked to women’s studies. “FEM” courses are recognized by the sociology master’s program, and students enrolled in the collaborative program do not have to take additional courses.

Application for admission to the collaborative program in women's studies must be submitted at the same time as the application for the MA program in sociology.

For further details, please consult the Women’s Studies program on the FGPS website.

The main areas of specialization at the master's level include:

  • Interethnic relations
  • Development
  • Political sociology

    Students are not limited to these areas of specialization in their choice of a research topic. A complete picture of the wide range of research being undertaken by the department can be obtained by consulting the listing of professors and their areas of interest, which extend far beyond the areas of specialization mentioned above.

    Students admitted to the program with the intention of taking most of their courses in English must successfully complete at least two specific courses/seminars given in French. These seminars, reserved for students opting to take the majority of their courses in English, may vary from one year to another and offer linguistic support for partial French immersion. All students must pass SOC6501, a compulsory course offered in French only. Courses in French as a second language are offered by the Institute of Second Languages and Bilingualism and language support may be provided by the Department. In accordance with University of Ottawa policy, examinations, assignments and the research paper or thesis may be written in either English or French.

    MA with Thesis

    The requirements of the MA with thesis are the following:

    • 15 credits at the master`s level including SOC6501 Problématique de recherche sociologique and one methodology course (SOC7140 or SOC7141)
    • SOC7139 THESIS PROPOSAL (3cr.)
    • SOC7999 MA THESIS

    Registration for the thesis proposal should take place preferably in the student’s second session or at the latest in the third session. Each student is assigned to a thesis committee, which consists of three faculty members, including the supervisor, who are proposed by the supervisor in consultation with the student and then appointed by the Graduate Studies Committee.

    One graduate course (3 credits) from another program may be counted as part of the coursework for a master’s with thesis, subject to the approval of the supervisor of graduate studies in sociology and after consultation with the department responsible for the course. Two graduate courses (FEM 5103 and FEM 5300) are allowed for students enrolled in the collaborative master’s program in Women’s Studies.

    SOC7139 THESIS PROPOSAL (3cr.)

    Students should begin the process of selecting a thesis topic and supervisor immediately upon commencing the program. The supervisor must be a member of the department and of the FGPS. The topic and supervisor must be registered with the FGPS no later than the end of the second session in the program. Once the topic and supervisor have been chosen, the thesis proposal is prepared under the guidance of the supervisor.

    The aim of the proposal is to develop:

    • The capacity to formulate a clear research protocol.
    • Familiarity with the scholarly literature related to the project.
    • The ability to circumscribe the limits and scope of the project both conceptually and in terms of methodology.
    • The ability to carry out the remaining steps leading from the proposal to the completion of the master's thesis.

    The proposal must be approved by the thesis committee.

    SOC7999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MA THESIS

    Once the proposal has been approved, preparation of the thesis proceeds. For information regarding the thesis, consult the program website, Section G of the general regulations of the FGPS and the guide Preparing a Thesis or a Research Paper, which can both be accessed through the FGPS website: www.grad.uottawa.ca

    MA with Research Paper

    The requirements of the MA with research paper are the following:

    • 21 credits at the master's level including SOC6501 Problématique de recherche sociologique and one methodology course (SOC7140 or SOC7141)
    • SOC7139 MAJOR RESEARCH PAPER PROPOSAL (3cr.)
    • SOC7938 RESEARCH PAPER (6cr.)

    Up to two graduate courses (6 credits) from another program may be counted as coursework for the master's program with research paper, subject to the approval of the supervisor of graduate studies in sociology and after consultation with the department responsible for the course concerned.

    SOC7139 MAJOR RESEARCH PAPER PROPOSAL (3cr.)

    Students should begin the process of selecting a research paper topic and supervisor immediately upon commencing the program and the process must be completed by the end of the second session. The supervisor must be a member of the department. The proposal must be approved by a committee consisting of two professors, including the supervisor, proposed by the supervisor in consultation with the student and then appointed by the chair of the department or the supervisor of graduate studies.

    The aim of the proposal is to develop the following:

    • The capacity to formulate a clear research protocol.
    • Familiarity with the scholarly literature related to the project.
    • The ability to circumscribe the limits and scope of the project both conceptually and in terms of methodology.
    • Readiness to move on from the proposal to the next stage leading to the submission of the research paper.
    • The research paper proposal must be approved by the committee.

    SOC7938 RESEARCH PAPER (6cr.)

    Once the proposal has been approved, preparation of the research paper proceeds. For information regarding the research paper, consult the program website, Section G of the general regulations of the FGPS and the guide Preparing a Thesis or a Research Paper, which can both be accessed through the FGPS website: www.grad.uottawa.ca

    Collaborative Program in Women's Studies

    Students admitted to the Collaborative program in women's studies at the master's level must meet the requirements for a master's degree in their primary program as well as the requirements of the women's studies program. Normally, the women's studies courses are recognized as partial fulfillment of the requirements of the student's primary program, in which case the passing grade in the relevant FEM course or courses is the same as that specified for the primary program.

    The Women's Studies requirements are:

    • Two compulsory courses:
    • FEM5300 FEMINIST THEORIES (3cr.)
      FEM5103 FEMINIST METHODOLOGIES (3cr.)

      Students must complete the two compulsory courses before their first registration for the major research paper or thesis.

    • A thesis or major research paper on a topic related to women, gender, feminism or sexualities. The proposed topic must be approved by the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee as well as by the student’s primary program. The thesis or major research paper must demonstrate knowledge of feminist scholarship in the field or fields appropriate to the topic, and of feminist methodologies where applicable.
    • The thesis supervisor must possess Women’s Studies and/or feminist expertise. In the case of a major research paper, the supervisor should, ideally, possess Women’s Studies and/or feminist expertise. If not, one of the readers must possess such expertise. Joint supervision by a professor from the participating unit and a professor chosen by the WSGC may be appropriate in some cases.
    • Thesis or Major Research Paper Proposal: The thesis or major research paper proposal must be approved by the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee as well as by the primary program. Usually the thesis or major research paper proposal is submitted to women’s studies by the end of the third session of the first year of studies. For the primary programs that do not require a proposal, students must still submit a proposal to the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee.
    • Examiner or Reader: One of the examiners (for the thesis) or reader (for the major research paper) must be a person approved by the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee.
    • The passing grade in all courses is C+. Students who fail two courses (equivalent to 6 credits) must withdraw from the program.

    Duration of the Program

    Students in the thesis option are expected to complete all requirements within two years of full-time study, and those in the research paper option within four sessions (16 months) of full-time study. The maximum time permitted, whether full- or part-time, is four years from the date of initial registration in the program.

    Residence

    Students admitted full-time must register full-time for at least three sessions.

    Minimum standards

    The passing grade in all courses is C+. Students who fail two courses (equivalent to 6 credits), or whose research progress is deemed unsatisfactory are required to withdraw.

SOC6501 PROBLÉMATIQUE DE RECHERCHE SOCIOLOGIQUE (3cr.)
Former les étudiants à la recherche avancée en sociologie. Seront abordés: le lien entre théorie et recherche empirique, la formulation d'une question et d'une problématique de recherche, la sélection d'une méthodologie.

SOC7101 CITIZENSHIP AND RIGHTS (3cr.)
Explores relationship between citizenship and rights, focusing on structural and discursive conditions of citizenship and struggles for recognition and equality.

SOC7102 MIGRATION AND MOBILITY (3cr.)
Explores different forms of international and internal migration and mobility, as well as the multiple factors that favour, channel, or circumvent the movement of populations.

SOC7103 SOCIOLOGY OF THE ENVIRONMENT (3cr.)
Origins of environmental problems and conflicts; social theories of environmental degradation, controversies and disasters; perspectives on human-nature interactions.

SOC7104 SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL RELATIONS (3cr.)
Fundamental theories, epistemologies, methodologies of sociology of social networks. Operationalization of paradigms used in empirical research and their application in the analysis of different social dynamics.

SOC7105 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (3cr.)
Sociological analysis of the family; household division of labour; “parenting”; family formation; the life course; intimate relations; family policies.

SOC7106 THE LIFECOURSE AND GENERATIONS (3cr.)
Inter-generational dynamics; the life course; social, political, and cultural aspects of youth and lifecourse transitions; life stages as social categories.

SOC7107 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGIONS (3cr.)
Review of classical sociological theories of religion (Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Troeltsch, Simmel). Examination of contemporary sociology of religion theories. Identification of central debates within the discipline and of significant socio-historical occurrences.

SOC7108 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH (3cr.)
Discussion of significant social factors pertaining to contemporary experiences of health. Analysis of recent principal theoretical and empirical contributions to this domain.

SOC7109 FRANCOPHONIE, LANGUAGE, AND POWER (3cr.)
Analysis of social group relations and linguistic practices relating to cultural affiliations and citizenship. Studies of contemporary research in this domain, particularly on the Francophonie in Canada.

SOC7110 CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES (3cr.)
In depth examination of the main theoretical currents in sociology.

SOC7112 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY (3cr.)
In depth examination of an issue or question linked to new trends or research areas in sociology.

SOC7113 SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE (3cr.)
Critical analysis of the range of sociology of culture theories; exploration of the role of cultural organizations; social movements; globalization of cultural practices.

SOC7114 SOCIAL CHANGE (3cr.)
Analysis of transformations, transitions, emerging social phenomena; social changes (macro and micro). Concepts, theories, case studies.

SOC7120 SOCIOLOGICAL EPISTEMOLOGY (3cr.)
Issues related to the social shaping of science; critical examination of sociological knowledge.

SOC7139 THESIS OR RESEARCH PAPER PROPOSAL (3cr.)
Drafting of a thesis or major research paper proposal. Submission of proposal to the thesis or major paper committee. Graded S/NS.

SOC7140 ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY (3cr.)
Overview of advanced methods of quantitative analysis of data, including multivariate analysis. Examination of use of these methods in the sociological literature. Application of these methods in a research project; definition of a research question and determination of a theoretical framework, selection of a quantitative approach, research ethics, development of data collection tools, collection of data.

SOC7141 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGY (3cr.)
Creation of a research project and selection of a fieldwork site appropriate for qualitative methodologies: definition of a research question and determination of a theoretical framework, selection of a qualitative approach, research ethics, development of data collection tools, collection of data, use of data organization software, vertical and horizontal analysis, submission of a final report.

SOC7150 INTERETHNIC RELATIONS: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH (3cr.)
Principal sociological theories in interethnic relations, and the use of these theories in the analysis of the social structure of a number of multiethnic societies, especially Canada.

SOC7151 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN INTERETHNIC RELATIONS (3cr.)
Overview and assessment of the main research findings in the area.

SOC7156 GENDER RELATIONS AND INTERETHNIC RELATIONS (3cr.)
Examination of modes of differentiation according to gender, ethnicity, and race in contemporary societies and of the theoretical linkages among them.

SOC7160 DEVELOPMENT: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH (3cr.)
Change and development. Modernization, rationality, and ideologies of development. Development and underdevelopment (measures and indicators). Dependence and development. Resistance to development. Social movements and elite-based development. Development strategies.

SOC7161 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN DEVELOPMENT (3cr.)
Evaluation of research in the area.

SOC7166 DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER RELATIONS (3cr.)
Deconstruction of the concepts of gender and development. International power relations and gender. Women in the global South and their theorizing of gender relations.

SOC7170 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH (3cr.)
In depth examination of the main concepts of political sociology such as power, the state, social classes, civil society, democracy, political space, political culture, and citizenship.

SOC7171 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (3cr.)
Overview and assessment of the main research findings in the area.

SOC7176 GENDER DIFFERENCES IN POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (3cr.)
Examination of the notion of gender difference, in relation, for example, to citizenship, the private/public divide, political representation, women’s rights, kinship, and power.

SOC7501 CITOYENNETÉ ET DROITS (3cr.)
Analyse les relations entre la citoyenneté et les droits, mettant l’accent sur les conditions structurelles et discursives de la citoyenneté; les luttes pour la reconnaissance et l’égalité.

SOC7502 MIGRATION ET MOBILITÉ (3cr.)
Analyse les différentes formes de migration et de mobilité qu’elles soient nationales ou internationales; les aspects sociaux qui favorisent, orientent ou encadrent les mouvements de populations.

SOC7503 SOCIOLOGIE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT (3cr.)
Origines des problèmes et conflits environnementaux. Théories sociales de la dégradation, des controverses et des désastres environnementaux. Perspectives sur les interactions humains-nature.

SOC7504 RÉSEAUX SOCIAUX ET LIENS SOCIAUX (3cr.)
Fondements théoriques, épistémologiques et méthodologiques de la sociologie des réseaux sociaux. L’opérationnalisation du paradigme dans des recherches empiriques et son usage dans l’analyse de différentes dynamiques sociales.

SOC7505 SOCIOLOGIE DE LA FAMILLE (3cr.)
Analyse sociologique de la famille; division du travail domestique; « parentalité »; formation des familles; parcours de vie; relations intimes; politiques familiales.

SOC7506 LES PARCOURS DE VIE ET LES GÉNÉRATIONS (3cr.)
Rapports intergénérationnels, parcours de vie, aspect sociaux, politiques et culturels de la jeunesse et de la transition vers les autres catégories sociales.

SOC7507 SOCIOLOGIE DES RELIGIONS (3cr.)
Rappel des théories classiques de la sociologie sur la religion (Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Troeltsch, Simmel). Examen des théories contemporaines de sociologie des religions. Identification des débats clé au sein de la discipline et d’événements socio-historiques significatifs.

SOC7508 SOCIOLOGIE DE LA SANTÉ (3cr.)
Discussions de grands enjeux sociaux qui entourent la santé dans le monde contemporain. Analyse des principales contributions théoriques.

SOC7509 FRANCOPHONIE, LANGUES ET POUVOIR (3cr.)
Analyse des relations entre groupes sociaux et des pratiques linguistiques en lien avec l'appartenance culturelle et l'inclusion citoyenne. Études des travaux contemporains dans ce domaine, notamment les travaux sur la francophonie canadienne.

SOC7510 THÉORIES SOCIOLOGIQUES CONTEMPORAINES (3cr.)
Examen approfondi des principaux courants théoriques sociologiques.

SOC7512 THÈMES EN SOCIOLOGIE COMTEMPORAINES (3cr.)
Analyse approfondie d’une problématique ou d’une question liée aux nouvelles tendances en recherche ou aux nouveaux thèmes de recherche.

SOC7513 SOCIOLOGIE DE LA CULTURE (3cr.)
Analyse critique des diverses théories sociologiques de la culture et du rôle de celle-ci dans l'organisation du monde social contemporain : revendications culturelles, mondialisation des pratiques culturelles.

SOC7514 CHANGEMENT SOCIAL (3cr.)
Analyse des transformations, transitions, formes de vie sociale émergentes, changements sociaux (macro et micro). Concepts, théories, études de cas.

SOC7520 ÉPISTÉMOLOGIE SOCIOLOGIQUE (3cr.)
Problèmes de la détermination sociale de la science et examen critique de la connaissance sociologique.

SOC7539 PROJET DE THÈSE OU DE MÉMOIRE (3cr.)
Rédaction d'un projet de thèse ou de mémoire. Soumission du projet au comité de thèse ou de mémoire. Noté S/NS.

SOC7540 MÉTHODOLOGIE QUANTITATIVE AVANCÉE (3cr.)
Apprentissage des méthodes avancées d'analyse quantitative des données, notamment, les analyses multivariées. L'emploi de ces méthodes dans la littérature sociologique. Applications et projet de recherche; établissement d'une problématique et d'un cadre théorique, choix d'une approche quantitative, éthique de la recherche, construction d'outils de collecte de données.

SOC7541 MÉTHODOLOGIE QUALITATIVE AVANCÉE (3cr.)
Modélisation d'un projet de recherche et terrain d'enquête selon la méthodologie qualitative: établissement d'une problématique et d'un cadre théorique, choix d'une approche qualitative, éthique de la recherche, construction d'outils de collecte de données, collecte, systématisation des données à l'aide de logiciels, analyses verticales et horizontales, rédaction d'un rapport final.

SOC7550 RELATIONS INTERETHNIQUES : EXAMEN CRITIQUE DES THÉORIES ET DES RECHERCHES (3cr.)
Principales théories sociologiques des relations interethniques; l'application de ces théories dans l'analyse de la structure sociale de quelques sociétés multiethniques, notamment le Canada.

SOC7551 SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE EN RELATIONS INTERETHNIQUES (3cr.)
Évaluation des recherches dans le domaine.

SOC7556 RAPPORTS SOCIAUX DE SEXES ET MINORISATION (3cr.)
Examen des modes de différenciation selon le sexe, l'ethnie et la race dans les sociétés contemporaines et leur articulation théorique.

SOC7560 DÉVELOPPEMENT: EXAMEN CRITIQUE DES THÉORIES ET DES RECHERCHES (3cr.)
Changement et développement. Modernisation, rationalité et idéologies du développement. Développement et sous-développement (indicateurs, mesures). Résistances au développement. Dépendance et développement. Mouvements sociaux et élites porteurs de développement. Stratégies du développement.

SOC7561 SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE EN DÉVELOPPEMENT (3cr.)
Évaluation des recherches dans le domaine.

SOC7566 DÉVELOPPEMENT: RAPPORTS SOCIAUX DE SEXES (3cr.)
Déconstruction des concepts de genre et de développement. Réflexion sur les rapports internationaux de domination. Étude des modalités d'organisation des femmes dans les sociétés du Sud et analyse de leur théorisation des rapports sociaux de sexes.

SOC7570 SOCIOLOGIE POLITIQUE: EXAMEN CRITIQUE DES THÉORIES ET DES RECHERCHES (3cr.)
Examen approfondi des concepts de sociologie politique, tels le pouvoir, l'État, les classes, la société civile, la démocratie, l'espace politique, la culture politique et la citoyenneté.

SOC7571 SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE EN SOCIOLOGIE POLITIQUE (3cr.)
Évaluation des recherches dans le domaine.

SOC7576 DIFFÉRENCE DES SEXES EN SOCIOLOGIE POLITIQUE (3cr.)
Examen de la notion de la différence des sexes appliquée, par exemple, à la citoyenneté, le privé/public, la représentation politique, les droits des femmes, la filiation et le pouvoir.

SOC7930 LECTURE DIRIGÉE/DIRECTED STUDIES (3cr.)
Cours individuel ayant pour objectif d’approfondir les connaissances de l’étudiant dans un domaine particulier ou de lui permettre de se familiariser avec un nouveau domaine. Le sujet est déterminé et développé en consultation avec le professeur responsable et en conformité avec les directives du département. Le travail remis dans ce cours doit être différent de ce qui a pu être soumis dans d’autres cours, y compris le projet de thèse ou de mémoire, le mémoire ou la thèse. Il y a une limite d’un cours de lectures dirigées par étudiant. Préalable : moyenne de A-, permission du comité des études supérieures en sociologie. / Individual course aimed at deepening a student’s knowledge of a particular area or at gaining knowledge of a new area. The topic is selected and developed in consultation with the supervising professor in accordance with departmental guidelines. The work submitted for this course must be different from that submitted for other courses, including the thesis or research proposal, the master’s research paper or the thesis. Maximum of one directed readings course per student. Prerequisite: average of A-; permission of the Sociology Graduate Studies Committee.

SOC7938 MÉMOIRE / RESEARCH PAPER (6cr.)
Mémoire d'une cinquantaine de pages préparé sous la direction d'un ou deux membres du corps professoral choisis en accord avec la personne responsable des études supérieures. Mémoire noté par un total de deux membres du corps professoral dont les personnes qui en ont assumé la direction. Dans les cas où le mémoire n'est dirigé que par une seule personne, il sera noté par cette personne et un autre membre du corps professoral. Le mémoire doit être terminé en un maximum de quatre sessions consécutives. Noté : S/NS / Fifty-page research paper prepared under the direction of one or two professors chosen in consultation with the supervisor of graduate studies in sociology. Graded by two professors, either the two co-supervisors, or if there is only one, by the supervisor and another professor. The research paper must be completed in at most four consecutive sessions. Graded: S/NS.

SOC7999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MA THESIS

SOC8510 SÉMINAIRE DE DOCTORAT (3cr.)
Le séminaire aborde une thématique sociologique contemporaine qui touche plusieurs champs de la discipline. La thématique est abordée dans ses dimensions théoriques, méthodologiques et/ou épistémologiques de même que par le biais des enjeux de recherche qu'elle soulève. Séminaire s'échelonnant de septembre à avril.

SOC8511 SÉMINAIRE AVANCÉ DE RECHERCHE SOCIOLOGIQUE (3cr.)
Le séminaire aborde certaines préoccupations fondamentales de la discipline, dont le raisonnement sociologique et les méthodes de travail essentielles pour mener à bien des recherches doctorales. Il comporte également un travail collectif sur les projets de thèse. Séminaire s'échelonnant de septembre à avril.

SOC9910 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
L’examen de synthèse, administré par un comité d'examen, consiste en un travail écrit portant sur chacune de deux questions qui ciblent des domaines sociologiques distincts. Il comporte également une épreuve orale. L'inscription à SOC9910 se fait normalement à la troisième session. L'examen eset noté S/NS. The comprehensive exam, administered by the examination committee, consists of a written essay on each of two questions, which targets distinct sociological domains. It also includes an oral exam. Registration in SOC9910 is normally done in the third session. Graded S/NS.

SOC9930 PROJET DE THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS PROPOSAL
Préparation, supervisée par le directeur ou la directrice de thèse, du projet de thèse, qui doit être approuvé par le comité de thèse. Noté S/NS. / Preparation, under the direction of the thesis supervisor, of the thesis proposal and submission for approval by the thesis committee. Graded S/NS.

SOC9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS



ANT5100 COMPARATIVE THEORETICAL APPROACHES IN ANTHROPOLOGY: THE FRENCH AND ANGLO-AMERICAN TRADITIONS (3cr.)
In-depth and comparative examination of the main theoretical currents in social and cultural anthropology in the French and Anglo-American traditions. The course will also focus on the development and the points of convergence and divergence of these currents throughout the history of anthropological thought as well as on their relative influence on anthropology in Francophone and Anglophone Canada.

ANT5141 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3cr.)
Methodological approaches specific to anthropology: ethnographic fieldwork methods; validation problems; content analysis; relationship between research question, methods, theoretical framework, and results. Debates about the analysis of anthropological data collected in “traditional” and “modern” societies in the West and elsewhere; the qualitative-quantitative continuum; objectivity, involvement of the researcher and reflexivity; research ethics and responsibilities of the researcher.

ANT5500 APPROCHES THÉORIQUES COMPARÉES EN ANTHROPOLOGIE : LES TRADITIONS FRANÇAISES ET ANGLO-AMÉRICAINES (3cr.)
Examen approfondi et comparé des principaux courants théoriques en anthropologie sociale et culturelle dans les traditions française et anglo-américaine. Le développement de ces courants et leurs points de convergence et de divergence tout au long de l’histoire de la pensée anthropologique ainsi que leur résonance au sein de l’anthropologie au Canada francophone et anglophone seront aussi examinés.

ANT5541 MÉTHODOLOGIE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ANTHROPOLOGIE (3cr.)
Approches méthodologiques propres à l’anthropologie : méthodes de terrain ethnographique; problèmes de validation; analyse de contenu; rapport entre problématique, méthodes, cadre théorique et résultats. Débats sur l’analyse de données anthropologiques collectées dans les sociétés « traditionnelles » et « modernes », ici comme ailleurs; continuum qualitatif-quantitatif; objectivité, implication du chercheur et réflexivité; éthique de la recherche et responsabilités du chercheur.

ANT6550 PROBLÉMATIQUE DE RECHERCHE EN ANTHROPOLOGIE (3cr.)
Réflexion approfondie sur la conception et la mise en forme d’une problématique de recherche afin de permettre aux étudiant-es de concevoir un projet de recherche et de discuter (collectivement) de chaque étape. Préalables : ANT5541/5141 et ANT5500/5100.

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