How has Christianity's role in society developed over time?
Discover and interpret patterns of human social life, how societies work, and why people act, think, and believe as they do. Understanding how behaviour and thinking are shaped by the social groups we're a part of while exploring what being a Christian means within those groups, and how your faith impacts your role within them.
Sociology is offered as a minor.
Right from the start, Redeemer's intentional integration of faith, supported by interdisciplinary and cross-functional learning, prepares you for the pathways and career goals that are unique to each student.
The addition of a sociology minor to your degree means that the extra concentration of skills, experiences and foundational knowledge broadens the scope of what you're already learning as part of your major.
To promote different perspectives and conversations in the classroom, panel discussions and listening to a variety of experts and researchers, are an integral part of the classroom experience. Courses encourage students to develop their capacity for critical Christian reflection and response to issues impacting society.
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An introduction to the nature and study of social relationships and social institutions. We will study human group behaviour in terms of culture, social interaction, socialization, ethnicity, and gender. We will also analyze the internal dynamics and external relations of social institutions including the family, church, school, and state.
This course undertakes a detailed sociological analysis of major social trends and issues in Canadian society. Topics including national identity, social inequality, Canada’s relations with Quebec, multiculturalism, indigenous peoples and the United States will provide the focus for advancing our understanding of social life in Canada.
This course provides a survey of the family as part of the created order. Topics include changes to the family through history and cross-culturally, the interaction of the family with the larger society, family roles, and conflicts and tensions within the family.
A sociological analysis of deviant and criminal behaviour in society. After an overview of different explanations of crime, this course will concentrate on various dimensions of deviant behaviour such as delinquency, drug abuse, and white collar crime. Police and court response to criminal behaviour will also be analyzed.
This course will provide students with an introductory understanding of social research and its relevance to sociology and social work practice. Quantitative and qualitative research methods will be examined. Students will be introduced to applied research frameworks such as practice/program evaluation, community profiles/assessments, and participatory action research.
This course will provide an introduction to the field of Peace and Conflict Studies, including social movements which address issues of peacemaking and conflict resolution. The course will include readings and discussion of key approaches to peacemaking including, but not limited to, those from a Reformed perspective. This course will also critically analyze current global situations of conflict, examining current initiatives to peacemaking and applying theory in search of alternate forms of conflict resolution.
An investigation of the nature of contemporary urban society. The origin and growth of cities and the dynamics of urban social interaction will be central areas of attention. Urban crime, conflict, and ecology will also be part of the examination of social life in cities.
In an era of mass communication and commercialism, this course will explore the relationship between popular culture and its impact on society. This course will examine popular culture through a critical perspective which will address in particular the relationship between the Christian church and popular culture.
Minors do not have program-specific admission requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements: