Diverse social relationships
Sociology looks at how social forces shape our lives and behaviour. As a student of sociology, you'll develop a sociological perspective or way of thinking about the world that provides an understanding of social behaviour as well as the society and world we live in.
This Fall SOC 162-003 - Social Problems
A special section of Sociology 162-003: Social Problems is being offered in the Fall of 2017. This pilot course is going to run out of the newly-created CityStudio, an applied learning space in downtown Victoria that focuses on collaborative problem solving between the city and local post-secondary institutions. Students who participate in this course will not only learn about the sociological perspective on addressing social problems, but they will also get the opportunity to work on a real-world project that will benefit the community. This section of SOC 162 is offered on Friday mornings from 9:30-12:30. For more information, please contact Peter Ove.
Sociology seeks to understand:
- how groups and group interactions influence human behaviour
- how cultural, historical, socio-political, and economic factors influence group interactions
- social phenomena such as sexuality and gender, crime and deviance, ethnicity, family and community
- socialization, religion, social movements, aging, and social/global stratification.
- Should drug use be decriminalized?
- Why do humans form families?
- What makes some obey the laws and what makes others break them?
- What would a human be like who was raised in isolation?
- What holds society together and why do societies change overtime?
- Why are some people wealthy and others living in poverty?
- Does gender really matter?
- Is the family a dying social institution?
- Is Canada a racist society?
- Is the government dominated by big business?
- Should same sex marriages be legally recognized?
- Are Aboriginal people oppressed in Canadian society?
- Are rich people really smarter?
Part-time or full-time studies
You can take Sociology courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses on a part-time basis. If you plan to take Sociology courses on their own, you will select University Transfer as your program option when you apply online to Camosun.
The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden."