Education

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I completed my Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology in 2012.

I decided to pursue my Bachelor of Arts because like many others, I did not know what I wanted to do for a career. The one thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to work in the field of education, and my Bachelor of Arts was a way to complete my education, while keeping my options fairly open. I decided to major in Sociology because through taking first year sociology courses I realized that I had a passion for studying the trends and habits of human society as a whole. While I very nearly majored in English, I found that more of the sociology major courses appealed to me, whereas I only wanted to take some English courses.

It wasn’t an easy journey completing my degree, click here to read more about my winding road of education…


 

Below are some of the courses I took during my undergrad. I focused a lot on social inequality and family relations, but what I found myself to be most passionate about was around Natural Resources and Food Security.

I find the subject of natural resources, especially around food security to be fascinating because I was surprised at how unaware I was about where food came from and the unnatural and unsustainable practices of factory farming. Since taking some courses in this subject, I have begun to work on my green thumb and grow my own fruits and vegetables during the summer months, and buy produce, eggs, dairy and meat products from more locally sourced distributors. This month I even began my own compost, which I am very excited about. I also found it interesting how many governments in developing countries have trade relationships with countries such as the United States and Canada, that appear unfavourable to their own countrymen and farmers in terms of economic prosperity. Additionally, the practice of mono-cropping on modern day large operation farms in our own country of Canada is so common. It seemed from my studies, that the only way to make a living in agriculture was to operate a large scale, high output farm operation.

Click here to see a sample of the work I did for a research project as part of my Sociology 3820 (Socio-Ethno Research Methods) course.

Sociology Courses

  • SOCI 1110 – Introduction to Sociology 1
  • SOCI 1210 – Introduction to Sociology 2
  • SOCI 2010 – Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCI 2130 – Women in Global Perspective
  • SOCI 3620 – Food Security in the Global Setting
  • SOCI 3600 – Sociology & Natural Resources
  • SOCI 3610 – Social Inequality
  • SOCI 3620 – World Inequality/Social Justice
  • SOCI 3820 – Soci-Ethno Research Methods
  • SOCI 4130 – Family and Kinship
  • SOCI 4660 – Socialization and Education

Psychology Courses

  • PSYC 1110 – Introduction to Psychology 1
  • PSYC 1210 – Introduction to Psychology 2
  • PSYC 2130 – Childhood and Adolescence Psychology
  • PSYC 2100 – Analysis of Psychological Data
  • PSYC 2120 – Introduction to Personality

English Courses

  • ENGL 1100 – Composition
  • ENGL 1110 – Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • ENGL 2160 – Introduction to American Literature 1
  • ENGL 2270 – Survey Canadian Literature 1950’s to Present
  • ENGL 3170 – Science Fiction
  • ENGL 3140 – Literature and the Apocalypse
  • ENGL 3180 – Children’s Literature

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