Sociology / Anthropology Department Profile
BA with Sociology / Anthropology major in 15 or 20 unit program. 1 unit of Statistics is required. BA Honours in Sociology / Anthropology ( 20 units) requires Statistics ( 1 unit) and an Honours thesis ( 1 unit), or BA Honours in Sociology jointly with Dalhousie University, or BA with Sociology / Anthropology major and an Honours Certificate.
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes
Pre-Columbian America. American Indians.
General Social Sciences
Survey Design / Methodology
Theory and Method of Social Science Statistics
Demography and Vital Events
Work Groups ( Team Work)
Industrial Sociology. Social Conditions of Labour.
General Sociology. Social Groups. Social Forces. Social Psychology.
Social History. Social Problems. Social Reform
Canada – Social Conditions
Family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.
Life Skills. Coping Skills. Life Style.
Societies (Secret, Benevolent etc.): by Occupation, Special Classes etc.
Cities and Urban / Rural Communities
Race as a Social Group. Race Relations.
Social Service and Welfare
Substance Abuse. Alcoholism. Drugs.
Criminology. Criminal Justice.
Emigration and Immigration. International Migration.
Comparative Law: Social Legislation
Social Aspects of Education
Medical Care Plans. Social Medicine. Medical Sociology.
War. Military Sociology.
Minorities and Women in the Armed Forces
Minorities and Women in Navies
Materials in Sociology / Anthropology are also used by faculty and students in Canadian Studies, Family Studies & Gerontology, Education, Women’s Studies, Business, Public Relations, Tourism and Hospitality, Child and Youth Study, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Economics, Political Studies, and Religious Studies.
Materials are selected by Sociology faculty. Librarians select statistical compendia, specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts using the Reference allocation. Government publications are selected by the librarians from the checklists issued by the depository services. These include Statistics Canada reports, Hansard, parliamentary committee and Royal Commission reports, publications from the federal and provincial departments of health and the provincial department responsible for community services.
Current English language materials are selected ,although there may be a need on occasion to search the out of print market or undertake retrospective selection. Videos and dvds will be ordered, and will be fully catalogued for Novanet. Journals are an important resource, but our print collection is limited to a core collection of basic journals. The library does have a collection of feminist and women emphasis research journals which complements our sociology holdings. The ERIC documents collection, on microfiche since 1966 and online since 1993, may be useful for researchers undertaking projects in the sociology of education. Donations are accepted ; in particular, monographs on Canadian social conditions are useful additions if not currently held by the library.
Unpublished dissertations, manuscripts. The University Archives does accept copies of Mount honours theses. Collections of journal article reprints, workbooks and other consumables, popular works without academic interest. Newsletters are retained for one year, unless they are indexed.
Other Local Collections:
Dalhousie University – Killam Library, Dalhousie Law Library. Patrick Power Library – Saint Mary’s University.