Sociology Department

Sociology explores how society works. By gaining a greater understanding of our world, we can learn about our own identity and become more engaged global citizens.

Why study sociology at Capilano University?

Sociology challenges many of our everyday assumptions. You’ll explore how cultures, customs, norms and rules guide our social behaviour. By analyzing our roles in society, we can find meaning in today’s increasingly complex world.

Learn how class, race and gender intersect to shape our social world: from our social media to the clothes we wear.

Our small class sizes are ideal for exploring new ideas in an interactive environment. Studies reach beyond the classroom, with opportunities to observe and conduct first-hand research in the field.

CapU engages students to become global citizens. Your voice will be heard in the classroom and you’ll be inspired to make a difference in the greater community. You’ll learn to interpret personal and global events in a relevant and meaningful way.

Careers paths and further education

Sociology is beneficial for any future career that requires an analytical view of how society works. Sociologists work for large companies, small non-profits and every level of government, in diverse areas such as education, urban planning, law, journalism, technology development and health policy.

It’s a fantastic foundation for careers in public policy and also valuable for business and communications students.

All sociology courses at Capilano University are transferable to other BC institutions.

Student resources

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey.

Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and build new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

The Canadian Sociological Association is a professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in sociology in Canada. Membership is available to students. Visit the website for information about their annual conference.

Essya Nabbali
Instructor
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Sociology

604 986 1911 ext. 7305
Fir Building, room FR476
essyanabbali@capilanou.ca
Graham Cook BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Instructor, Sociology & Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Sociology

604 986 1911 ext. 2238
Fir Building, room FR427
gcook@capilanou.ca
Judy Te Kanawa
Emergency Floor Warden Fir Bldg., DDA 1, School of Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Criminology
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's & Gender Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2036
Fir Building, room FR401
jtekanawa@capilanou.ca
Lisa Poole
Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology

604 986 1911 ext. 7304
Fir Building, room FR431
lisapoole@capilanou.ca
Rita Isola
Instuctor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3058
Fir Building, room FR437
risola@capilanou.ca
Sandra Cooper
Divisional Supervisor, Emergency Floor Warden Fir Bldg.
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Criminology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's & Gender Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 983 7525 ext. 7525
Fir Building, room FR415
scooper@capilanou.ca
Sandra Enns
Instructor, Criminology/Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3672
Fir Building, room FR445
senns@capilanou.ca
Sarah Catherine Yercich B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD candidate
Instructor, Criminology
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology

604 986 1911 ext. 3693
Fir Building, room FR463
sarahyercich@capilanou.ca
Sean Ashley BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Coordinator/Instructor, Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 7461
Fir Building, room FR411
seanashley@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this department?

Sociology Department


604 984 4953
Fir Building, room FR401
socsci@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca