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Katherine Watson

Dr. Katherine Watson, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Professor

Social, Cultural, & Media Studies

Abbotsford campus, B350A

Phone: 604-504-7441

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University College of the Fraser Valley’s Teaching Excellence Award winner 2003.

Teaching Interests

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 230 Individual and Society
SOC/ANTH/MACS 255 Introduction to Social Research
SOC/EDUC 333 Schooling and Society
SOC 350 Classical Sociological Thought
SOC/ANTH/MACS 355 Quantitative Research Methods
SOC/ANTH/MACS 356 Qualitative Research Methods
SOC 357C Advanced Research Methods: Survey Research
SOC 450E Selected Issues in Sociological Theory - Sex, Crime and Madness

Research Interests

Katherines areas of interest include Sociology of Education, Research Methodology and Classical and Contemporary Sociological Research.

Current Projects include a study on British Columbia educational reform initiatives since 2002. Of particular interest are the ways in which assessment embodies moral regulation and governance of students.

Katherine is currently working  as the project Manager with the Community Leadership team for Abbotsford's 2013 VitaSigns Report. For detailed infrmation please visit:

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