3) TAs –
• Valerie Damasco: Course Coordinator (Office Hours: Sociology Department, by
o The Course Coordinator is responsible for all administrative matters
related to scheduling, registration, grading, tests and exams, submission
issues, grade reviews, accessibility and accommodations, missing grades,
deadlines, etc. You should feel free to contact the course coordinator by e-
mail if you have any questions or concerns about any of these matters. It is
imperative that you contact the course coordinator as soon as possible if you
require accommodations of any kind. The course coordinator will have office
hours by appointment only.
• Alexa Carson: Course Mentor (Office Hours – by appointment: Monday 10:00-
1:000am in Sociology Department, Room 225)
o The Course Mentor will assist you with the transition to university and
prepare you to think and articulate yourself like a sociologist. The course
mentor will work by delegating resources to students in tutorials and on
Quercus. The course mentor will have regular office hours.
o The Course Mentor will also act as a liaison for feedback about the course,
including suggestions for media/activities/creative ways to deliver content
etc. Feel free to contact the course mentor if you have suggestions about the
o When appropriate, the course mentor will help students with understanding
how this course prepares them for others in Sociology, and will make
available, upon request, information about the degree program.
• Haosen Sun: Tutorial Leader/Grader (Office Hours – by appointment: Thursday
2:00pm – 3:00pm in Sociology, Room 225) & Katrina von Hahn: Tutorial
Leader/Grader (Office Hours – by appointment: Thursday 14:00-51:00pm in
Sociology Room 225)
o Along with the course mentor, tutorial leaders/graders will support students
by organizing and running tutorial sessions. You should feel free to contact
the tutorial leaders/graders by email or visit them in office hours.
4) Professor La Touche: Professor/Course Instructor
• As the Course Instructor, Professor La Touche is ultimately responsible for every
aspect of the course. You are encouraged to seek her out after class or during office
hours. If you have questions or concerns about any aspects of the course, or
anything else you might want to discuss privately, feel free to e-mail her. E-mails are
typically answered within 72 hours.
5) Professor Meenaz Kassam: Course Aide
• As the Course Aide, Professor Kassam – an alumni of the UofT Sociology
Department – has volunteered to provide supplementary lectures for registered
SOC100 students. In doing so, she will help students solidify their understanding of
course content and focus on areas of need as students identify. While not mandatory,
lectures offered by Professor Kassam are supplementary to the course – students are