Advising Notice

Contents

Introduction

Admission

Criminology, Law and Society Specialist (ERSPE0727)

Criminology, Law and Society Major (ERMAJ0727)

Sociology Specialist (ERSPE1013)

Sociology Major (ERMAJ1013)

Sociology Minor (ERMIN1013)

Program Requirements

Courses

Taking Courses at another U of T Campus

Course Prerequisites

Academic Advising

Introduction

The Department of Sociology would like to make you aware of important information pertaining to the following academic programs:

Admission

Criminology, Law and Society Specialist (ERSPE0727)

Enrolment in the Criminology, Law and Society Specialist program is limited and eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  1. Credits: Students must have a minimum of 4.0 credits.
  2. Prerequisite Course(s): Students must have a final mark of 70% in their first successful attempt at UTM SOC100H5 or a final mark of 73% in each of two 0.5 credit SOC courses at the 200 level.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Criminology, Law and Society Major (ERMAJ0727)

Enrolment in the Criminology, Law and Society Major program is limited and based on the following criteria:

  1. Credits: Students must have a minimum of 4.0 credits.
  2. Prerequisite Course(s): Students must have a final mark of 67% in their first successful attempt at UTM SOC100H5 or a final mark of 70% in each of two 0.5 credit SOC courses at the 200 level.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Sociology Specialist (ERSPE1013)

Enrolment in the Sociology Specialist program is limited and eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  1. Credits: Students must have a minimum of 4.0 credits.
  2. Prerequisite Course(s): Students must have a final mark of 70% in their first successful attempt at UTM SOC100H5 or a final mark of 73% in each of two 0.5 credit SOC courses at the 200 level.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Sociology Major (ERMAJ1013)

Enrolment in the Sociology Major program is limited and eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  1. Credits: Students must have a minimum of 4.0 credits.
  2. Prerequisite Course(s): Students must have a final mark of 67% in their first successful attempt at UTM SOC100H5 or a final mark of 70% in each of two 0.5 credit SOC courses at the 200 level.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0 (meeting the minimum does not guarantee admission).

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Sociology Minor (ERMIN1013)

Enrolment in the Sociology Minor program is limited and eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  1. Credits: Students must have a minimum of 4.0 credits.
  2. Prerequisite Course(s): Students must have a final mark of 65% in their first successful attempt at UTM SOC100H5 or a final mark of 67% in each of two 0.5 credit SOC courses at the 200 level.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

Details are set out in the academic calendar:

Students entering a program after their second year should plan sufficient time for its completion; program/course requirements will not be waived

Courses

Courses may be restricted to students in particular programs and/or enrolment priority may be given to particular categories of students.

Students are not permitted to take any of the following courses elsewhere:

  • SOC100H5 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC205H5 Theories in Criminology
  • SOC209H5 Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society
  • SOC221H5 The Logic of Social Inquiry
  • SOC222H5 Measuring the Social World
  • SOC231H5 Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOC350H5 Quantitative Analysis
  • SOC387H5 Qualitative Analysis

If students do take any of the above noted courses elsewhere, it will not apply to their Sociology/Criminology, Law and Society program(s).  Such students may still take the course with the UTM Department of Sociology in order to satisfy our program requirements; however, this "extra course" will appear on official transcripts with the notation "EXT".

Special consideration may be given to new students assessed for transfer credit at UTM.

Taking Courses at another U of T Campus

Students must check with the Sociology Academic Counsellor before enrolling in a course at another U of T campus in order to determine whether the course may be applied towards their Sociology/Criminology, Law and Society program(s).

Course Prerequisites

Students who enrol in a course for which they lack the prerequisite may be removed from the course at any time; no waivers will be granted.

Effective September 2019, the prerequisites for most of our 300-level courses (for majors and specialists) will change to include SOC222H5 Measuring the Social World. Course prerequisites will be detailed in the 2019-20 academic calendar and timetable (not published at this time).  In the meantime:

For students in the Sociology Major/Specialist Program:

  • most SOC 300-level courses will require SOC205H5/SOC231H5, SOC221H5, SOC222H5
  • most SOC 400-level courses will require SOC205H5/SOC231H5, SOC221H5, SOC222H5, 1.0 SOC credit at the 300 level

For students in the Criminology, Law and Society Major/Specialist Program:

  • most SOC 300-level courses will require SOC205H5/SOC231H5, SOC209H5, SOC221H5, SOC222H5
  • most SOC 400-level courses will require SOC205H5/SOC231H5, SOC209H5, SOC221H5, SOC222H5, 0.5 SOC credit at the 300 level

Note: There may be some variation to the above prerequisites in select course.

Going forward, students in our major and specialists programs are urged to enroll in their 200-level required courses immediately on entering their Sociology/Criminology, Law and Society program(s) in order to be able to take 300- and 400-level courses; failure to do so impedes the ability to take upper-year courses and graduate as planned.

Students who will be entering their third/fourth year in 2019-20 and lack the prerequisites for 300- and 400-level courses required for program completion are advised to email the Sociology Academic Counsellor for an academic advising appointment immediately.

Academic Advising

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