Sociology (SOC)Arts and Sciences

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SOC 1101

This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological perspectives.  We will begin by considering (mainly classical) perspectives which focus on macro-level features of society (e.g., population, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6253SOC 1101  LEC 001

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  •  7147SOC 1101  DIS 201

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  •  7148SOC 1101  DIS 202

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  •  7149SOC 1101  DIS 203

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  •  7150SOC 1101  DIS 205

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  •  7151SOC 1101  DIS 206

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  •  7969SOC 1101  DIS 209

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  •  7970SOC 1101  DIS 210

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  •  7971SOC 1101  DIS 211

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  •  8669SOC 1101  DIS 212

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  •  8670SOC 1101  DIS 213

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  •  8724SOC 1101  DIS 214

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  •  8725SOC 1101  DIS 215

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SOC 2090

This interdisciplinary course examines network structures and how they matter in everyday life. The course examines how each of the computing, economic, sociological and natural worlds are connected and ... view course details

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  •  7928SOC 2090  LEC 001

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SOC 2100

Introduces some of the central ideas in the field of S&TS. As well as serving as an introduction to students who plan to major in Biology and Society or in Science and Technology Studies, the course ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2011

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8139SOC 2100  LEC 001

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  •  8142SOC 2100  DIS 202

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  •  8441SOC 2100  DIS 203

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  • 15620SOC 2100  DIS 204

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SOC 2202

Introduction to population studies. The primary focus is on the relationships between demographic processes (fertility, mortality, and immigration) and social and economic issues. Discussion covers special ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 2010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7926SOC 2202  LEC 001

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  • If this course is full, please contact the course instructor to be placed on a waitlist.

SOC 2220

In recent years, poverty and inequality have become increasingly common topics of public debate, as academics, journalists, and politicians attempt to come to terms with growing income inequality, with ... view course details

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  •  9385SOC 2220  LEC 001

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SOC 2560

This course provides an introduction to the sociological perspective of law and legal institutions in modern society. A key question is the extent to which the law creates and maintains social order. And, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16684SOC 2560  LEC 001

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SOC 2580

Intended for entering students and is organized around books rather than topics. The goal is to provide entering students with a foundational course in the integrative social sciences. It will be co-taught ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COMM 2580HD 2580ILRLR 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8092SOC 2580  LEC 001

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  •  8093SOC 2580  DIS 201

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  •  8094SOC 2580  DIS 202

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  •  8095SOC 2580  DIS 203

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  •  8096SOC 2580  DIS 204

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  •  8097SOC 2580  DIS 205

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SOC 2710

This course is a blending of the Sociology of Education and Public Policy. Front and center in this course is the question of why consistent differential educational and economic outcomes exists in American ... view course details

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  •  6767SOC 2710  LEC 001

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  •  6768SOC 2710  DIS 201

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  •  6769SOC 2710  DIS 202

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  •  6770SOC 2710  DIS 203

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  •  6771SOC 2710  DIS 204

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  •  6772SOC 2710  DIS 205

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SOC 3010

This course will introduce students to the theory and mathematics of statistical analysis. Many decisions made by ourselves and others around us are based on statistics, yet few people have a solid grip ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6255SOC 3010  LEC 001

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  •  6257SOC 3010  DIS 202

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  •  6258SOC 3010  DIS 203

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SOC 3130

This course provides an introduction to the ways in which medical practice, the medical profession, and medical technology are embedded in society and culture. We will ask how medicine is connected to ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 3111DSOC 3111STS 3111

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15634SOC 3130  LEC 001

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  • 15640SOC 3130  DIS 201

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  • 15641SOC 3130  DIS 202

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  • 15642SOC 3130  DIS 203

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SOC 3150

Examines systematic approaches for addressing questions about poverty, family life, racial inequality, and a range of other issues central to public policy. It emphasizes the logic and methods of social ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3120

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16479SOC 3150  LEC 001

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SOC 3190

Introduction to the main ideas and lines of research in contemporary sociology, from the emergence of the field in the American academy to the present. We read the work of seminal theorists and researchers ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16683SOC 3190  SEM 101

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SOC 3360

Examines the social institution of the family, challenges to the institution's well-being and stability, and the role of public policy in these transformations. Topics include family structure ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3360

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9301SOC 3360  LEC 001

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SOC 3380

This is a seminar course on urban inequality in the United States.  The first half of the semester will be dedicated to understanding the political, historical, and social determinants of inequality in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3380

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16689SOC 3380  SEM 101

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SOC 3570

After examining alternative explanations for why individuals obtain different amounts and types of educational training, the course focuses on how an individual's family background and race affect his ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16672SOC 3570  SEM 101

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SOC 3760

In the media we read about conflict in Iraq between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds; strife between Muslims and Copts in Egypt; rebellion in Syria against the ruling Alawite minority; and violence between Israelis ... view course details

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  • 16886SOC 3760  LEC 001

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SOC 3850

The goal of this course is to provide a more complete analysis of the effects of mass imprisonment on urban family and community life. In it, we will consider urban family life before the prison boom, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17108SOC 3850  SEM 101

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SOC 4330

Economic sociology extends the sociological perspective to the study economic life. The seminar examines the view that social networks, norms, beliefs and rules motivate and enable economic action in market ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 6330

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9439SOC 4330  SEM 101

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SOC 4390

This seminar addresses theoretical and empirical research topics related to the study of complex social networks, or as some have characterized the field, "the new science of networks." These can range ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 6390

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9456SOC 4390  SEM 101

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SOC 4430

Topic: Equality Efforts to reduce inequality are central to the pursuit of justice. We will investigate leading philosophical controversies about the moral basis of these efforts. To what extent, in what ... view course details

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  •  8719SOC 4430  LEC 001

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SOC 4570

Be able to contrast multiple theoretical perspectives on a research issue. view course details

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  •   Combined with: HD 4570

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16797SOC 4570  SEM 101

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SOC 4580

This is a small capstone seminar for select seniors (and the occasional junior) who are interested in graduate study in scientific disciplines that focus on human behavior and social interaction. The course ... view course details

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  •  8454SOC 4580  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: seniors who major in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, Communications, ILRLR, and Economics. Capstone seminar for seniors who are interested in graduate study in scientific disciplines that focus on human behavior. Course is designed to mirror the introductory course SOC/HD/COM/ILRLR 1840 Six Pretty Good Books. Seniors are expected to attend both the weekly seminar on Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6:00) and the Wednesday evening lecture (7:30-9:30).

SOC 4780

"The family, as a social institution, is structured according to historical, socio-economic, political, and cultural factors. Course topics include the concepts of the nuclear and extended family, the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 4606ASRC 6066

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8602SOC 4780  LEC 001

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SOC 4910

This is for undergraduates who wish to obtain research experience or to do extensive reading on a special topic. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6260SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Brashears, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8403SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Strang, D

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SOC 4950

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6261SOC 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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SOC 4960

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6262SOC 4960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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SOC 5010

Analysis of theory shaping current sociological research. Examination of several central problems in sociological inquiry provides an occasion for understanding tensions and continuities between classical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7972SOC 5010  SEM 101

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SOC 5710

Examines the goals, roles, inputs, and outcomes of schooling in American society, and the policy environment in which schools operate. Analyzes controversies and tensions (e.g., equity, market forces, ... view course details

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  •  6773SOC 5710  LEC 001

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  •  6774SOC 5710  DIS 201

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  •  6775SOC 5710  DIS 202

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  •  6776SOC 5710  DIS 203

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  •  6777SOC 5710  DIS 204

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  •  6778SOC 5710  DIS 205

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SOC 6010

Sociological theory relies on the analysis of data to make claims about how the world works. This course will provide students with a firm understanding of how to analyze data quantitatively to inform ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7250SOC 6010  LEC 001

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  • 16961SOC 6010  DIS 201

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SOC 6030

This course is designed to assist the student's professional development on a "learning by doing and feedback" basis. The course is organized around presentation and discussion of ongoing research projects. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8240SOC 6030  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: Sociology graduate students, other graduate students need permission.

SOC 6060

A series of talks representative of current research interests in sociology, given by distinguished visitors and faculty members. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  6263SOC 6060  SEM 101

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SOC 6080

Discussion of the current state of sociology and of the research interests of members of the graduate field; taught by all members of the field. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  6264SOC 6080  SEM 101

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SOC 6330

Economic sociology extends the sociological perspective to the study economic life. The seminar examines the view that social networks, norms, beliefs and rules motivate and enable economic action in market ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 4330

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9440SOC 6330  SEM 101

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SOC 6390

This seminar addresses theoretical and empirical research topics related to the study of complex social networks, or as some have characterized the field, "the new science of networks." These can range ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 4390

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9437SOC 6390  SEM 101

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SOC 6410

It will introduce graduate students to the methodology of social network analysis. We will begin by discussing the different types of network data before exploring how these data are collected, and the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Grade(GRV)

  • 17111SOC 6410  SEM 101

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SOC 6420

Diffusion - the spread of social practices - is of central interest for the way it combines attention to social structure and social change. The course reviews theory and method in both classic and contemporary ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17432SOC 6420  SEM 101

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SOC 6430

Topic: Equality Efforts to reduce inequality are central to the pursuit of justice. We will investigate leading philosophical controversies about the moral basis of these efforts. To what extent, in what ... view course details

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  •  8720SOC 6430  LEC 001

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SOC 6910

For graduates who wish to obtain research experience or to do extensive reading on a special topic. Permission to enroll for independent study is granted only to students who present an acceptable prospectus ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6265SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

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SOC 7780

It analyzes contemporary theories of group solidarity. Particular attention is given to the comparison of rational choice, social exchange, and normative/affective explanations for the development and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILROB 7780

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16887SOC 7780  LEC 001

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SOC 8910

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6266SOC 8910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Morgan, S

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SOC 8950

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6267SOC 8950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Macy, M

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