Courses for Fall 2016

  • Perspectives on Social Interaction: An Introduction to Social Psychology

    An introduction to the discipline of sociology examining the individual in social situations. Explores the social development of the person, the development of interpersonal relationships, and the problems of integrating the individual and social system. For each area, the personal and situational factors that bear upon the issue are investigated. The objective is to deepen understanding of the behavior of people in a social context. WRIT
    SOC 0020 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Elliott
  • Sex, Gender, and Society

    An introduction to the sociological study of sex and gender. More specifically, this course explores how sexuality is perceived, defined, and experienced in the context of society. How sexuality influences our lives, is reflected in social norms, attitudes and beliefs, through public and private policies and practices, and the social institutions is also investigated. This class also focuses on how prevalent gender differences really are in our society and examines the social construction of gender.
    SOC 0230 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Spearin
  • Theory and Practice of Engaged Scholarship (ESP Seminar)

    Efforts are underway across university and college campuses -- in the United States and globally -- to increase opportunities for engaged learning and research. What is engaged scholarship and how does it challenge (and/or complement) more traditional concepts of scholarship and disciplinary knowledge? What are the ethical, practical, and other challenges associated with community-engaged scholarship? The course will use case studies, field work, team projects, and guest speakers from diverse disciplines and sectors to investigate these and other questions. Enrollment limited to Engaged Scholars Program participants. Limited to 20 students per section.
    SOC 0310 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hance
  • Classical Sociological Theory

    Why do we follow social rules and conventions? And how is social change – that is, the making of new rules and expectations – possible? When we respond to rules, do we act as free-willing individuals or do we follows social structures we have no control over? These questions have motivated generations of sociologists, but many of the arguments have been already developed by the four "forefathers" of sociology: Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Georg Simmel. Looking at the transformations around them – the rise of capitalism, the modern nation-state, rational bureaucracy, the metropolitan, the decline of religion, and much more – they developed arguments that allow us to better understand ourselves, our actions, and the contemporary political, economic and social transformations around us. WRIT
    SOC 1010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Frickel
  • Introductory Statistics for Social Research

    Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics: measures of central tendencies and variability, sampling, tests of significance, correlation, and regression. Also includes the use of computers in data analysis. Knowledge of elementary algebra is assumed. Enrollment is limited to 144 students.
    SOC 1100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Lindstrom
    SOC 1100 C01
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    SOC 1100 C02
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    SOC 1100 C03
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    SOC 1100 C04
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    SOC 1100 C05
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    SOC 1100 C06
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    SOC 1100 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Lindstrom
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    L: Lab
  • Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the Modern World

    Applies sociological analysis to understand present and historical cases of ethnic and race relations and conflicts. Topics addressed are the social construction of race and ethnicity; historical processes of racialization; ethnic conflict and the nation state; and the linkages between race, class, and social mobility. Focuses on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S., but also has a strong international comparative component.
    SOC 1270 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Itzigsohn
  • Micro-Organizational Theory: Social Behavior in Organizations

    Micro-Organizational Theory focuses on the human dynamics of organizations as natural systems. It examines how individual attitudes, actions, and interactions make a difference for organizational processes and outcomes. This focus is contrasted with more macro-level approaches, which take the organization (instead of the individual) as the primary unit of analysis. For example, studies of organizations from an economic perspective are typically concerned with the performance of the organization relative to its competitors. Studies of organizations from a macro-sociological focus are typically concerned with an organization's routines and structures, contextualized by the broader environment. SOC 1311 takes a more micro and meso perspective that asks questions such as, "why do individuals in organization behave the way they do, how does this affect the organizations of which they are a part and how, in turn, are individuals affected by their organizations?"
    SOC 1311 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Suchman
  • Principles and Methods of Geographic Information Systems

    An introduction to the fundamental principles and methods of geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include (a) handling different types of geographic datasets, (b) geo-analytical and modeling tools in GIS, (c) conceptual and theoretical aspects of GIS application development, and (d) errors and uncertainty analysis of GIS applications. Laboratory assignments and the project work provide hands on experiences in GIS. Enrollment limited to 39 juniors and seniors. WRIT
    SOC 1340 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Franklin
  • Social Exclusion

    Why are some groups rejected and others accepted? This course examines the mechanisms of belonging and ostracism, social integration and exclusion, theories of diversity and hierarchy, and policies to reduce exclusion and inequality.
    SOC 1640 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Silver
  • Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    This seminar explores the relationship between legal institutions and macro-organizational change. The course devotes particular attention to the legal and organizational processes that shape (and are shaped by) the emergence of new technologies, new enterprises, and new industries. Although discussions may touch on technical aspects of law and/or entrepreneurship, most topics and materials focus on the general sociological processes that underlie changing organizational environments. The seminar is aimed at advanced students who have some prior familiarity with the sociology of law is helpful, but not essential. Through shared and individual readings, weekly discussions, and e-mail dialogues, the course provides an opportunity for students to refine and extend their thinking on important and controversial topics at the intersection of the contemporary organizational and socio-legal literatures. Prerequisite: SOC 1030 or SOC 1315 required (waivable by permission of instructor). Enrollment limited to 20 juniors, seniors, and graduate students. WRIT
    SOC 1871O S01
    Primary Instructor
    Suchman
  • Race and Ethnic Relations, Identity, and Inequality

    This course provides an overview of perspectives used in sociological studies of race and ethnicity. It focuses on race and ethnic relation, boundaries, and inequalities through empirical research on interracial or interethnic contact opportunities and racial, ethnic change and variation in interracial or interethnic relationship, romance, and marriage. The goal of the course is to deepen the understanding that racial/ethnic boundaries are rigid, yet may be crossed, blurred, or shifted over time and across generations.
    SOC 1872C S01
    Primary Instructor
    Qian
  • Solidarity and Social Change

    What is solidarity and what enables its expression in the making of social change? Through this course, we shall refine our understandings of the various conceptions of solidarity in the process of altering those power relations, policies, and practices organizing our social world. Although we shall engage different kinds of social change making – from social entrepreneurship and social innovation to social movements and revolution – our focus will be on how different kinds of solidarity are conceived and enabled within and across the world’s principal axes of difference of those transformational practices. DPLL
    SOC 1872F S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kennedy
  • Senior Seminar

    Advanced research seminar for sociology concentrators. Students take each semester in senior year to work on an honors thesis. Participants examine methods for analyzing, writing, and presenting thesis material and apply peer review techniques in assessing each other's work. Culminates in presentation of thesis to the department. Students doing independent study research may also participate with the instructor's permission. Required for "honors" in sociology. WRIT
    SOC 1950 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Elliott
  • Individual Research Project

    Supervised reading or research. Specific program arranged in terms of the student's individual needs and interests. Required of intensive concentrators; open to others only by written consent of the Chair of the department. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    SOC 1970 S01
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    SOC 1970 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Owens
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    SOC 1970 S03
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    SOC 1970 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Elliott
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    SOC 1970 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Fennell
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    SOC 1970 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Suchman
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    SOC 1970 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Heller
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    SOC 1970 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Henry
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    SOC 1970 S09
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    SOC 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Itzigsohn
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    SOC 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Lindstrom
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    SOC 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Logan
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    SOC 1970 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Roberts
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    SOC 1970 S14
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    SOC 1970 S15
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    SOC 1970 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Vanwey
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    SOC 1970 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Spearin
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    SOC 1970 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Short
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    SOC 1970 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Silver
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    SOC 1970 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Frickel
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    SOC 1970 S21
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    SOC 1970 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Kennedy
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    SOC 1970 S23
    Primary Instructor
    DiCarlo
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    SOC 1970 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
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  • Senior Honors Thesis

    Research seminar for students writing an honors thesis. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, students construct and carry out a research project. The written report of the research is submitted to the advisor for honors consideration. A second reader selected by the thesis advisor certifies that the thesis is of honors quality. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    SOC 1980 S01
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    SOC 1980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
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    SOC 1980 S03
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    SOC 1980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Elliott
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    SOC 1980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Fennell
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    SOC 1980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Suchman
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    SOC 1980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Heller
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    SOC 1980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Henry
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    SOC 1980 S09
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    SOC 1980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Itzigsohn
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    SOC 1980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Lindstrom
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    SOC 1980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Logan
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    SOC 1980 S13
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    SOC 1980 S14
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    SOC 1980 S15
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    SOC 1980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Chorev
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    SOC 1980 S17
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    SOC 1980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Short
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    SOC 1980 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Silver
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    SOC 1980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Spearin
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    SOC 1980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    SOC 1980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Kennedy
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  • Multivariate Statistical Methods I

    Introduction to probability, descriptive statistics and statistical inference. Coverage of the linear model, its assumptions and potential biases. Emphasis on hypothesis testing, model selection and interpretation through application with real data.
    SOC 2010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    White
  • Classical Sociological Theory

    This is a graduate-level course requires students to engage in detailed analysis and critical review of sociological thought of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The class will introduce students to the critical thinking, methodological innovation, and historical imagination of sociological theory by reading the original texts of the forefathers of sociology, including Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others.
    SOC 2040 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hirschman
  • Principles of Population

    An advanced introduction to theoretical and substantive issues in the social scientific study of population. Major areas within sociology are integrated with the study of population, including the comparative–historical analysis of development, family processes, social stratification, ethnicity, ecological studies, and social policy. Primarily for first year Graduate students.
    SOC 2080 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fussell
  • Qualitative Methods

    Emphasis on ethnographic field work through participant observation and interviews. Some attention to content analysis and visual sociology. Technical training in developing observational and interview guidelines, data collection, coding, transcript analysis, and computer applications. Strong emphasis on quality writing. Analysis of ethnographic research in book and article format. Attention to recent developments in ethnography, especially reflexivity and autoethnography.
    SOC 2210 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Pacewicz
  • Migration

    A review of the major patterns and differentials in international and internal migration in cross-cultural perspective. Emphasizes theoretical models of migration. Offered in alternate years.
    SOC 2320 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Vanwey
  • Fields and Methods of Social Research

    Introduction to strategies sociologists use to formulate theories and conduct methodologically sound research. Hypothesis formulation and research design; special emphasis on identifying causal mechanisms, techniques of operationalization, and choice of relevant comparisons.
    SOC 2430 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Short
  • Teaching Practicum in Sociology

    No description available.
    SOC 2500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Lindstrom
  • Spatial Data Analysis Techniques in the Social Sciences

    Survey course of statistical methods that can be used to analyze spatial and/or clustered data at the individual and aggregate levels. Topics include multilevel analysis; fixed effects approaches; spatial choice; spatial autocorrelation, heterogeneity and dependence. Application with real data. Not a course about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or mapping techniques.
    SOC 2960G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Anselin
  • Sociology of Culture and Knowledge

    We focus in this course on a few of the important theoretical and empirical developments in cultural sociology since the 1960s. In particular, we address ways in which culture is conceived and researched and how the sociology of knowledge and understanding underlies this address. We also consider the forms in which such a cultural sociology can inform a wide range of sociological questions, from the formation of the self to the articulation of historical epochs.
    SOC 2960Q S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kennedy
  • Urbanization in a Global System

    The world is undergoing an unprecedented wave of urban growth, and already more than half of the world's population in living in towns and cities. This course takes a global view of urban issues. In earlier developing regions such as North America and Europe, the focus is on a large scale restructuring of cities related to cycles of growth and decline , challenges to the social safety net, and replacement of local populations by immigrants with different racial, and ethnic or religious backgrounds.
    SOC 2960R S01
    Primary Instructor
    Logan
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    SOC 2970 S01
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    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Reading and Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    SOC 2980 S01
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    SOC 2980 S02
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    SOC 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Roberts
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    SOC 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Elliott
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    SOC 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Fennell
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    SOC 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    DiCarlo
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    SOC 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Heller
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    SOC 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Henry
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    SOC 2980 S09
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    SOC 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Itzigsohn
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    SOC 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Lindstrom
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    SOC 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Logan
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    SOC 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Frickel
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    SOC 2980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Franklin
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    SOC 2980 S15
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    SOC 2980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
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    SOC 2980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Kennedy
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    SOC 2980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Short
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    SOC 2980 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Silver
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    SOC 2980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Spearin
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    SOC 2980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    SOC 2980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Chorev
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    SOC 2980 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Schrank
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    SOC 2980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Suchman
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    SOC 2980 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Vanwey
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    SOC 2980 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Pacewicz
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    SOC 2980 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Qian
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    SOC 2980 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Owens
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    SOC 2980 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Jackson
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  • Directed Research Practicum - MSAR Students Only

    The Directed Research Practicum is a one semester course taken in conjunction with an on- or off-campus research internship. The course consists of a directed reading of methodological texts and research articles selected by the student and the faculty director that are directly relevant to the methodological issues/challenges encountered in the internship. The student and faculty director will meet weekly to review the readings. The practicum may include written assignments, literature reviews, and data analysis exercises. Faculty directors need not be involved with the actual internship work, unless the student is working on the faculty member’s research project.
    SOC 2982 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Spearin
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    SOC 2990 S01
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    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep