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Welcome to Sociology!

Whether you are specializing in Sociology, pursuing a double Major, Minor degree, or taking an elective course with us, we invite you to follow your intellectual curiosity and explore a wide range of themes such as equity and diversity, social justice and transformative social change; gendered relations and inequalities; racism and racialization; sexualities; the city and urban life, local and global communities; popular culture; social networking; Indigeneity in Canada; children and youth; immigration and settlement; food and eating; making a living; and tourism in the Caribbean.

If you are interested in our undergraduate program in Sociology or in the individual courses we offer, please do not hesitate us. Our Program Administrator and our Undergraduate Program Director are eager to help students with course selection and career planning in Sociology, and our Department Chair welcomes general student inquiries.

Message from the Chair

The Department of Sociology at Ryerson provides students, faculty, and visiting researchers with a warm, lively and intellectually engaging setting in which to further their understanding of the world in which they live. What makes
us distinct and appealing is our cultural and racial diversity,
record of community-engaged teaching and learning
and commitment to issues of social justice.

We in Sociology hope to inspire innovative and critical
thought, transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and
offer a rich and provocative education for those who take
seriously the act of ‘committing Sociology.’

Dr. Pamela Sugiman
Chair, Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology Video

ISS Master's candidate, Alexander Pekic recognized on SSHRC, The Storytellers 2015. "Storytelling Through Listening: Oral Histories of Past Injustice"

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Dr. Alan Sears writes "Student Power, Worker Activism and the Democratic University" in the New Socialist

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Dr. Alan Sears writes "The Canadian Cult of the Entrepreneur" in the Briarpatch Magazine

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