Summer 2017 Courses in Social Science

Students in Social Science class

Expand your horizons and discover a new field of knowledge with these Social Science courses.

Social Science offers a wide range of interesting 1000 and 2000 level courses, exploring many aspects of our world, society, and ourselves. 

Most of these online courses, listed below, require no prerequisites, making them the perfect fit for your schedule.

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Courses include:



  • Economics 1021A - Principles of MicroeconomicsIntroduction to the principles of microeconomics. Microeconomics helps you understand how pricing and purchasing decisions are made in a market economy.
  • Economics 1022A - Principles of MacroeconomicsIntroduction to the principles of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics helps you understand what causes the economy to go through cycles of growth and contraction, and how the government can influence the economy to attempt to moderate these cycles.



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  • Psychology 2030A - The Maladjusted MindStudy various categories of maladjusted behaviour and consider different explanatory models and treatment strategies for the control of such behaviour. 
  • Psychology 2035A - Understanding Yourself and Others: Examine ways in which recent research findings in psychology may be applied in the individual's life. Emphasis on psychology as an empirical science and on avenues of self-understanding and personal growth. 
  • Psychology 2036A - The Psychology of Physical Health and Illness: Study the role of psychological factors in the prevention of illness and the maintenance of good health, and treatment of already-existing illness.
  • Psychology 2040A - Child Development: Survey theory and research in developmental psychology including learning, cognition, perception, personality, and social development in infancy and childhood. 
  • Psychology 2075 - Human Sexuality: Examine the psychological study of human sexual behavior. Topics include history, methodology, theory, anatomy, physiology, attraction, sexual function, sexual orientation, contraception, conception and birth, sexual health and sexual coercion, and pornography. 
  • Psychology 2720A - Introduction to Social Psychology: Understand the theories, findings, methods, and problems encountered in the study of people as social beings, including attitudes and social cognition, social interaction and influence, and group processes.


  • Sociology 1021E - Introduction to Sociology: Examine the major theoretical perspectives in the field of Sociology, methods of empirical investigation of social phenomena, socialization, group structure, principles of social organization, community structure, population and social change. 
  • Sociology 2140 - Social Problems: Examine issues and theories in the study of social problems with particular attention to contemporary Canadian society. 
  • Sociology 2179A - Promotion of Community HealthExamine health from a community perspective. Understand the influence of the community on health, the relationship between social inequality and health. Consider the implications of a sociological perspective for health promotion policies.
  • Sociology 2246A ** - Sociology of Health and IllnessExamine how health and illness are related to social processes and social structure. Investigate how the social organization of Canadian society influences and is influenced by the types and distribution of disease and illness. 
  • Sociology 2247A ** - Sociology of Health Care: Examines how health care in Canada is related to social processes and social structure. Investigate how the health care system in Canada is organized to respond to health and illness.
  • Sociology 2266A ** - Introduction to Criminology: Examine the sociological aspects of crime in Canada, the measurement patterns, causes and social explanations of criminal behavior.

** Prerequisite requirements: 1.0 from Sociology 1020, 1021, 1025, 1026, 1027