Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Department of Sociology


Graduate Faculty
  • Jeffrey Aguinaldo, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Joanne Benham Rennick, PhD (Waterloo), Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies
  • Greg Bird, PhD (York), Assistant Professor
  • Michael Carroll, PhD (Stanford), Professor of Sociology; Dean of the Faculty of Arts
  • Juanne Clarke, PhD (Waterloo), Professor of Sociology; Graduate Co-ordinator
  • Lamine Diallo, PhD (Université du Québec à Montréal), Associate Professor, Leadership and Contemporary Studies (Brantford Campus)
  • Peter Eglin, PhD (British Columbia), Professor of Sociology
  • Lauren Eisler, PhD (Saskatchewan), Associate Professor of Criminology (Brantford Campus)
  • Patricia Elliot, PhD (York), Professor of Sociology
  • Thomas Fleming, PhD (University of London), Professor (Brantford Campus)
  • Morgan Holmes, PhD (Concordia), Assistant Professor
  • Nikolaos Liodakis, PhD (McMaster), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Lucy Luccisano, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Kenneth Morrison, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • James Overboe, PhD (British Columbia), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Mihnea Panu, PhD (Birmingham), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Garry Potter, PhD (Essex, UK), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Linda Quirke, PhD (McMaster), Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Dana Sawchuk, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Edward Shizha, PhD (Alberta), Associate Professor (Brantford Campus)
  • Glenda Wall, PhD (Calgary), Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Jasmin Zine, PhD (OISE), Associate Professor of Sociology

Program Information

Note on Courses Contained in Graduate Calendar

As far as possible, each program attempts to provide a full range of core courses and electives. However, every course listed in this Calendar is not available in every session or every year.

Students are encouraged to consult the program/department to inquire about course offerings each year.

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
SY600 Theory and Practice 0.5
SY601 Advanced Qualitative Research 0.5
SY602 Advanced Quantitative Research 0.5
SY603 Research and Professionalization Seminar 0.5
SY610 Temporary Labour Migration and Globalization 0.5
SY611 Religion, Social Movements and Social Justice 0.5
SY613 Knowledge, Governance and Globalization 0.5
SY614 Social Inequality, Migration and Diversity 0.5
SY615 The Political Economy of Human Rights 0.5
SY616 Global Environmental Problems and Global Change 0.5
SY617 Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: Global Perspectives 0.5
SY618 Themes in International Political Economy 0.5
SY619 Education and Social Justice 0.5
SY620 Social Determinants of Health and Illness: National and International Perspectives 0.5
SY621 Social Constructions of Health, Illness and Medicine 0.5
SY622 Children and Childhood in Canada 0.5
SY623 Youth and Social Justice 0.5
SY624 Society and Psyche: Critical Perspectives in Mental Health 0.5
SY625 Gender and Families 0.5
SY630 Directed Study 0.5
SY635 Special Topics in Sociology 0.5
SY695 Major Research Paper 0.0