Sociology (SOC)Arts and Sciences

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SOC 1100

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  •  6243SOC 1101  LEC 001

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  •  7102SOC 1101  DIS 201

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  •  7103SOC 1101  DIS 202

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  •  7104SOC 1101  DIS 203

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  •  7105SOC 1101  DIS 205

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  •  7106SOC 1101  DIS 206

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  •  7901SOC 1101  DIS 209

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  •  7902SOC 1101  DIS 210

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  •  7903SOC 1101  DIS 211

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  •  8399SOC 1101  DIS 212

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  •  8400SOC 1101  DIS 213

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SOC 1104

This course will examine race and ethnic relations between Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in the United States. The goal of this course is for students to understand how the history of race and ethnicity ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LSP 1105

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17810SOC 1104  SEM 101

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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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  •  7867SOC 2090  LEC 001

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SOC 2100

This course introduces some central ideas in the field of S&TS. It is aimed at students from any background who are challenged to think more critically about what counts as scientific knowledge and ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8031SOC 2100  LEC 001

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  •  8034SOC 2100  DIS 202

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  •  8261SOC 2100  DIS 203

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  •   Combined with: STS 2011

  • 0 Credits

  •  8033SOC 2100  DIS 201

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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

  •  7865SOC 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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  •  8725SOC 2220  LEC 001

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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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  •  6736SOC 2710  LEC 001

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  •  6737SOC 2710  DIS 201

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  •  6738SOC 2710  DIS 202

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  •  6739SOC 2710  DIS 203

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  •  6740SOC 2710  DIS 204

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  •  6741SOC 2710  DIS 205

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SOC 2760

Traffic lights, elevators, and recycling bins seem rather boring and irrelevant. Yet, while not usually on our minds when thinking about governance and regulation, these seemingly mundane technologies ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 2761

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18873SOC 2760  LEC 001

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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

  •  6244SOC 3010  LEC 001

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  •  6245SOC 3010  DIS 202

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  •  6246SOC 3010  DIS 203

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SOC 3140

This course considers the historical evolution and contemporary challenges of social welfare policy in the US. We first examine social welfare provision from historical and comparative perspectives. We ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3150

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19131SOC 3140  LEC 001

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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

  •  9453SOC 3150  LEC 001

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SOC 3250

This course considers the dynamics of housing markets and neighborhoods in American metropolitan areas and the public policies designed to regulate them.  In the first part of the course, we examine the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3250

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19132SOC 3250  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

  •  9554SOC 3380  SEM 101

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SOC 3610

In order to assess whether mass incarceration has transformed urban life, this course will (1) paint a portrait of the lives of marginalized Americans prior to mass incarceration, (2) define mass incarceration ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3615PAM 3610

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18411SOC 3610  LEC 001

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SOC 3670

Introduction to physical and mental health inequalities in the United States, the causes of these inequalities, and their impact on individual development across the life course. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HD 3570

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17421SOC 3670  LEC 001

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  • 17422SOC 3670  DIS 201

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  • 17423SOC 3670  DIS 202

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  • 17424SOC 3670  DIS 203

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  • 17425SOC 3670  DIS 204

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SOC 3710

This course offers a sociological understanding of social inequality and the social construction of difference. Designed from the perspective of comparative historical analysis, we will examine the ways ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3700

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16455SOC 3710  LEC 001

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SOC 3750

Introduction to the classics in sociology, primarily works by Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Georg Simmel. Students also study the works of Alexis de Tocqueville, Montesquieu, and Joseph Schumpeter. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17820SOC 3750  LEC 001

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SOC 3970

This course examines the history of the conflict between two peoples with claims to the same land (Palestine/Israel), from the rise of their national movements at the turn of the 20th century and their ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3977JWST 3697NES 3697

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17477SOC 3970  LEC 001

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  • Open to all students, including freshmen.

  • 17484SOC 3970  DIS 201

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  • 17490SOC 3970  DIS 202

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  • 17509SOC 3970  DIS 203

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  • 17513SOC 3970  DIS 204

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  • 17517SOC 3970  DIS 205

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  • 17521SOC 3970  DIS 206

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SOC 4470

Disparities in family life are widening in the United States, with important implications for the well-being of family members and the reproduction of inequality from one generation to the next. Using ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 4470

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17256SOC 4470  LEC 001

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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

  •  8352SOC 4780  SEM 101

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SOC 4860

This seminar will explore the rise of mass incarceration and punitive containment strategies around the globe. Considering prison a threshold that resists outsiders' efforts to comprehend inmate experience, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4071GOVT 4867

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16876SOC 4860  SEM 101

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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

  •  6247SOC 4910  IND 601

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    • Alvarado, S

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  • 19092SOC 4910  IND 605

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    • Macy, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8237SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sanyal, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19014SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19080SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Weeden, K

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SOC 4950

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6248SOC 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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SOC 4960

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6249SOC 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

  •  7904SOC 5010  SEM 101

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SOC 5180

This course serves as an introduction to contemporary theories, debates, and models regarding the structure of social classes, the determinants of social mobility, the sources and cases of racial, ethnic, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17725SOC 5180  SEM 101

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SOC 5190

This course provides a forum in which students and others can present, discuss, and receive instant feedback on their inequality-related research. Its primary goals is to help students advance their own ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17724SOC 5190  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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  •  6742SOC 5710  LEC 001

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  •  6743SOC 5710  DIS 201

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  •  6744SOC 5710  DIS 202

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  •  6745SOC 5710  DIS 203

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  •  6746SOC 5710  DIS 204

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  •  6747SOC 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

  •  7205SOC 6010  LEC 001

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  •  9667SOC 6010  DIS 201

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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

  •  6251SOC 6080  SEM 101

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SOC 6310

In this Graduate seminar we will discuss the nature, politics and basic assumptions underlying qualitative research. We will examine a selection of qualitative methods ranging from interviewing, oral history, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 6311

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18182SOC 6310  SEM 101

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SOC 6320

Rather than analyze the social impact of technology upon society, this course investigates how society gets inside technology. In other words, is it possible that the very design of technologies embody ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 6321

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17216SOC 6320  SEM 101

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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

  •  6252SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

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SOC 8910

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6253SOC 8910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Cornwell, B

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SOC 8950

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6254SOC 8950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Macy, M

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