Graduates are equipped with a comprehensive foundation in social theory, substantive courses in specific areas of research interest, and rigorous training in research methodologies, a particular strength of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Graduate students and their faculty supervisory committees work collaboratively to tailor programs to meet each student's unique goals.
Why Sociology ?
Are you interested in knowing more about the world we live in? Why are some people poor and others rich? What are the differences between men and women? How does culture shape our ideas? What are the causes, and solutions to social problems in today's society? These are some of the questions and concepts explored in the disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology.
What do Anthropology & Sociology Majors Learn About?
SA students learn how to do things like:
- Identify connections between a society's culture and its economy, politics and geography
- Explain important differences in the life experiences of people across a society, and the various perspectives that different people can bring to a situation
- Explain individual and societal facets of social issues like drug use, unemployment, and racism
- Discuss how individual lives are influenced by things like government actions, the design of educational systems, or different types of housing availability
- Identify how existing and potential social policy can impact people and societies
- Identify ways that inequality – within countries and across the globe – is maintained, increased or reduced
- Discuss basic ways of thinking about social life
- Discuss and conduct research using qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Analyze how societies and cultures work with the kind of depth and skill that comes from rigorous training
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Perspectives on Canadian Society
- Introduction to Sociology
- The Return of the Folk Devils
- Sociology of Families
- Introduction to Sociological Theory
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- a bachelor's degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
- a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered. Individual graduate programs may set a higher admission grade point average;
- submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the student’s ability to undertake advanced work in the area of interest. In addition, some programs also require completion of entrance examinations such as the GMAT and GRE, and/or the submission of other material.
International3892 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1946 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National3892 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1946 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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