Library Course Assessment for
Sociology/Anthropology 3xx and 4xx Courses

May 28, 2004

SA 302 | SA 337 | SA 418 | SA 429 | SA 430 | Total Costs

SA 302 Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

This course will be offered both as a general elective and as a prerequisite or highly recommended predecessor to other Soc/Anth courses dealing with globalization and global problems. It has previously been successfully offered as a Special Topics course in 03-1, 04-1, and 04-2. It is proposed to be offered again in 05-1 and 05-2 and twice yearly thereafter with an expected enrollment of 30 students.

Monographs

SFU Library holdings were assessed using Library of Congress Subject Headings for the topics covered in this course. Holdings do not include all sub-headings listed under each heading, therefore actual holdings in many cases are higher than indicated.

Capitalism 829
Food consumption - Developing countires 11
Food supply 299
Globalization 509
International law 385
Internationalism 82
Power (Social sciences) 639
Political activists 13
Protest movements 20
Social movements 171
World politics - 21st century 40

The Library collection already includes all books on the list of additional required readings. We are actively collecting in these areas. The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Films

The course outline includes a list of 12 videos to be screened for this class. Eleven are already in the Library collection. The remaining title The Face of Dignity is out of print.

Serials

The Library provides access to the following serial titles, either by direct subscription or as part of licensed aggregated databases. These will supply an adequate body of journal literature for the students in this course.

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Capital and class
Capitalism, nature, socialism
Competition and change
Current history
The economics of transition
Economist
Foreign affairs
International journal of politics, culture and society
International sociology
Journal of developing societies
Latin American perspectives
Millennium : journal of international studies
Monthly review
The Nation
Party politics
Political affairs
Review of African political economy
Social justice
Social policy
Studies in political economy

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

Sociological Abstracts and PAIS and EconLit, provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course. The Library also provides access to several more general tools that will be useful for students in this course, such as CBCA Fulltext Reference, the Humanities and Social Sciences Index and Web of Science.

Costs: There are no new Library costs associated with this course.

SA 337 Sociology of Sex and Sexuality

This will be an elective course, first offered in 2005-1 and every other year thereafter, with an expected enrollment of 30.

Monographs

SFU Library holdings were assessed using Library of Congress Subject Headings for the topics covered in this course. Holdings do not include all sub-headings listed under each heading, therefore actual holdings in many cases are higher than indicated.

Femininity 102
Feminism 582
Gender identity 104
Hermaphroditism 27
Homosexuality 94
Homosexuality, male 13
Identity (Psychology) 249
Lesbianism 63
Masculinity 186
Sex (Biology) 53
Sex differences 88
Sex differentiation 10
Sex role 622
Sexual orientation 42
Sociobiology 164
Sports - Social aspects 80
Transsexuals 36

The Library is actively collecting in these areas.

The following titles from the course reading list should be acquired for the Library collection.

Sex changes: transgender politics, 2nd ed. / P. Califia. Cleis Press, 2003. 1573441805. $26

Omnigender : a trans-religious approach / Virginia Ramey Mollenkott. Pilgrim Press, 2001. 0829814221. $24

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

The Library provides access to the following serial titles, either by direct subscription or as part of licensed aggregated databases. These will supply an adequate body of journal literature for the students in this course.

Body & society
Contemporary sociology
Feminist forum
Feminist issues
Feminist review
Feminist studies
Gay and lesbian review
Gay lesbian quarterly
GLQ : a journal of lesbian and gay studies
Gender and education
Gender and history
Gender and society
Gender place and culture: a journal of feminist geography
Genders
International journal of sexuality and gender studies
Journal of gender studies
Journal of homosexuality
Sex roles: a journal of research
Signs : journal of women in culture and society
Sociology of sport journal

The department may wish to consider adding a subscription to the following journal when the S/A journals list is next reviewed:

Sexualities: studies in culture and society
Sage Publications. ISSN: 1363-4607. $715/year

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

Sociological Abstracts, Contemporary Women's Issues and Women's Studies Abstracts , provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course. The Library also provides access to several more general tools or those from related disciplines that will be useful for students in this course, such as the Alternative Press Index, the Humanities and Social Sciences Index and PsycINFO.

One-time cost: $50

SA 418 International Health: Global Policies and Local Realities

This course was offered in 2004-1 as a special topics course at the 300 level. It will first be offered in 2006-1 and every other year thereafter with an expected enrollment of 25-30 students.

Monographs

SFU Library holdings were assessed using Library of Congress Subject Headings for the topics covered in this course. Holdings do not include all sub-headings listed under each heading, therefore actual holdings in many cases are higher than indicated.

AIDS (disease) 96
AIDS (disease) - Epidemiology 17
Birth control 162
Birth control - Political aspects 7
Childbirth - regional sub-headings - various
Contraception 60
Health behavior - regional sub-headings - various
Health education - regional sub-headings - various
Malaria 44
Medical anthropology 76
Medical policy 30
Motherhood - regional sub-headings - various
Population policy 91
Public health - Developing countries 33
Reproductive technology 10
Social medicine 190
Tuberculosis 211

The Library is actively collecting in these areas. There is one book on the course reading list that should be acquired for the collection.

Realizing rights : transforming approaches to sexual and reproductive well-being / Cornwall & Welbourn, eds. Zed Books Ltd, UK/Palgrave Macmillan. 1856499685. 2002. $93

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

American anthropologist
Culture, medicine, and psychiatry
Gender and development
Health and place
Human organization : journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology
Identities: global studies in culture and power
International journal of health services
Journal of social history
Medical anthropology
Medical anthropology quarterly
Population and development review
Social biology
Social science and medicine

Bibliographic Tools

The following tools, provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course:

Anthropological Index Online
Anthropological Literature
Medline
Sociological Abstracts


The Library also provides access to several more general tools that will be useful for students in this course, such as the Humanities and Social Sciences Index and Web of Science.

One-time cost: $93

SA 429 Sex, Work, and International Capital

This is the Library’s assessment for SA 429 Sex Work and International Capital. This course is an elective that has previously been offered as a special topics course. It will be offered once annually with an expected enrollment of 30 students.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below.

Child labor 29
Division of labor 63
Economic development – History 36
Globalization – Economic aspects 111
Globalization – Political aspects 35
Globalization – Social aspects 65
Households – Developing countries 2
Piecework 6
Sex discrimination against women 95
Sex discrimination against women – Developing countries 7
Sex discrimination in employment – Developing countries 5
Sex role in the work environment 51
Sexual division of labor 36
Structural adjustment (Economic policy) – Developing countries 35
Women in development 71
Women – Developing countries – Social conditions 33
Women – Economic conditions 57
Women – Employment – Developing countries 30

The Library is actively collecting in this area. The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

There is one book listed on the course outline that is not in the collection; although it is out of print, it is available from OOP dealers and should be acquired.

The Lace makers of Narsapur: Indian housewives produce for the world market / M. Mies, Zed Books, 1980. 0862320321. Out of Print $35

Films

The course outlines lists 12 films that will be screened during the class. The Library holds five of these. Of the remaining seven, those still available to purchase and not already held at SFU should be acquired for the collection.

Education as we see it, 1991 (21 mins) Out of Print but readily available to borrow

Exxon Valdez and the GNP, 1996 ( 7:24) Out of Print

Hell to pay, 1988 (52:00) Out of Print but readily available to borrow

Clockwork, (15 min) Out of Print

Zoned for slavery, 1995 (23 min) $20

Lost futures: the problem of child labour, 1997 (17 mins) $20

Ms Conceptions, 1995 (26 mins) Out of Print

Good woman of Bangkok (82 min) $466 [since this title also appears on the course proposal from another department, half the cost will be assessed for each department] cost to SA: $233

Film total: $273

Serials

The Library provides access to the following journals that will provide useful material for this course, either through current subscriptions or inclusion in licensed online databases.

Alternatives
Contemporary sociology
Development
Development and change
Equal opportunities international
Gender and development
Gender and society
Gender issues
Gender, technology and development
Journal of development studies
Journal of marriage and the family
Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Middle East report
Population and development review
Signs
Social politics: international studies in gender, state and society
Sociological focus
Sociological inquiry

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

Sociological Abstracts, Contemporary Women’s Issues, Women’s Studies International and PAIS, all provided by library license, will be useful for finding relevant resources for students in this course.

One-time cost: $343

SA 430 States, Cultures and Global Transitions

This is the Library’s assessment for SA 430 States, Cultures and Global Transitions. This is an elective course that will first be offered as a special topics course in 04-3 and once annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 24-30 students.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below.

Capitalism – History 87
Citizenship 108
Culture – Political aspects 10
Economic anthropology 90
Economic development 1653
Economic development – History 36
Economic history 348
Globalization 511
Human capital 100
International economic integration 291
International economic relations 1498
Post-communism 141
State, The 554
Sustainable development 401

All the monographs on the course outline are in the SFU Library. The Library is actively collecting in this area. The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

The Library provides access to the following journals that will provide useful material for this course, either through current subscriptions or inclusion in licensed online databases.

American review of sociology
Archives européennes de sociologie
Competition & change
Current sociology
Foreign affairs
Geoforum
International social science journal
International sociology
Journal of contemporary Asia
Journal of historical sociology
The journal of interdisciplinary history
Journal of world-systems research
Millennium: journal of international studies
Positions: East Asia cultures critique
Studies in political economy
Theory and society
Third World quarterly

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

Sociological Abstracts, Historical Abstracts, the Alternative Press Index and PAIS, all provided by library license, will be useful for finding relevant resources for students in this course.

Costs: There are no new Library costs associated with this course.

Total one-time cost: $486
Total ongoing cost: none

Note:  The materials required for these courses are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the courses will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the courses were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Centre, or as off-campus courses, additional Library costs would be incurred.

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Last revised: 2015-07-03