Sociology (SOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

SOC 1101

This course is a broad introduction to the field of sociology.  Course materials are designed to illustrate the distinctive features of the sociological perspective and to start you thinking sociologically ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5928SOC 1101  LEC 001

  •  6686SOC 1101  DIS 201

  •  6687SOC 1101  DIS 202

  •  6688SOC 1101  DIS 203

  •  6689SOC 1101  DIS 205

  •  6690SOC 1101  DIS 206

  •  7389SOC 1101  DIS 209

  •  7390SOC 1101  DIS 210

  •  7391SOC 1101  DIS 211

  •  7706SOC 1101  DIS 212

  •  7707SOC 1101  DIS 213

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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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1104LSP 1105

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8503SOC 1104  SEM 101

  •  9520SOC 1104  DIS 201

  •  9521SOC 1104  DIS 202

SOC 1180

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18093SOC 1180  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

SOC 1900

This course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, controversies over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government's role in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  •  8620SOC 1900  SEM 101

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  •  8728SOC 1900  SEM 102

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  •  8729SOC 1900  SEM 103

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy and Justice in the US Now

  • 16299SOC 1900  SEM 104

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

SOC 2070

This course introduces the causes, consequences, and possible solutions of major issues facing U.S. society today. Students learn how social problems are defined and contested in the public sphere, and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 2250

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17041SOC 2070  LEC 001

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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  •  7369SOC 2090  LEC 001

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

  •  7492SOC 2100  LEC 001

  •  7493SOC 2100  DIS 201

  •  7640SOC 2100  DIS 202

  •  8635SOC 2100  DIS 203

  •  8636SOC 2100  DIS 204

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: DSOC 2010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7367SOC 2202  LEC 001

  • If this course is full, please contact Virginia Montopoli at vlh1@cornell.edu 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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  •  7885SOC 2220  LEC 001

  •  8743SOC 2220  DIS 201

  •  8744SOC 2220  DIS 202

  •  8745SOC 2220  DIS 203

  •  8746SOC 2220  DIS 204

  •  8747SOC 2220  DIS 205

  •  8748SOC 2220  DIS 206

  •  8749SOC 2220  DIS 207

  •  8750SOC 2220  DIS 208

  •  9685SOC 2220  DIS 209

  •  9686SOC 2220  DIS 210

SOC 2580

This course is modeled after "Great Books" literature courses in the humanities, but with two important differences: we read non-fiction books in the social sciences rather than the humanities, written ... view course details

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  •  8732SOC 2580  LEC 001

  •  8733SOC 2580  DIS 201

  •  8734SOC 2580  DIS 202

  •  8735SOC 2580  DIS 203

  •  8736SOC 2580  DIS 204

  •  8737SOC 2580  DIS 205

  •  9896SOC 2580  DIS 206

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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  •  6370SOC 2710  LEC 001

  •  6371SOC 2710  DIS 201

  •  6372SOC 2710  DIS 202

  •  6373SOC 2710  DIS 203

  •  6374SOC 2710  DIS 204

  •  6375SOC 2710  DIS 205

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. Combined with: SOC 6010

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5929SOC 3010  LEC 001

  • 17775SOC 3010  DIS 201

  •  5930SOC 3010  DIS 202

  •  5931SOC 3010  DIS 203

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

  • 16589SOC 3130  LEC 001

  • 16590SOC 3130  DIS 201

  • 16591SOC 3130  DIS 202

  • 16592SOC 3130  DIS 203

  • 16593SOC 3130  DIS 204

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 Opt NoAud

  • 17329SOC 3380  SEM 101

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

  •  8505SOC 3750  LEC 001

SOC 4370

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and empirical literature on the sociology of sex and gender. The readings cover theory and methods, feminism, masculinity, intersectionality, ... view course details

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  • 17431SOC 4370  LEC 001

SOC 4570

Critically examines theories and empirical research on the relationships among social group membership, social status, and physical and mental health. view course details

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  •   Combined with: HD 4570

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16492SOC 4570  SEM 101

SOC 4580

This is a capstone seminar for seniors who are interested in graduate or professional study in scientific disciplines that focus on human behavior and social interaction. The intent is to provide seniors ... view course details

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  •  8739SOC 4580  SEM 101

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

  •  5932SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Wethington, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7633SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Nielsen, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8556SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Alvarado, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8567SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Haskins, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8570SOC 4910  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Maralani, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18884SOC 4910  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Garip, F

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18921SOC 4910  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Strang, D

SOC 4950

Students choose a sociology faculty member to work with on research to write an honors thesis. Candidates for honors must maintain a cumulative GPA at least an A- in all sociology classes. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5933SOC 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

SOC 4960

Continuation of SOC 4950.  Continue to work with honors supervisor and work on and write an honors thesis. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5934SOC 4960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  7392SOC 5010  SEM 101

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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  •  6376SOC 5710  LEC 001

  •  6377SOC 5710  DIS 201

  •  6378SOC 5710  DIS 202

  •  6379SOC 5710  DIS 203

  •  6380SOC 5710  DIS 204

  •  6381SOC 5710  DIS 205

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. Combined with: SOC 3010

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6784SOC 6010  LEC 001

  •  8148SOC 6010  DIS 201

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

  •  5935SOC 6080  SEM 101

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

  • 18526SOC 6320  SEM 101

SOC 6370

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and empirical literature on the sociology of sex and gender. The readings cover theory and methods, feminism, masculinity, intersectionality, ... view course details

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  • 17451SOC 6370  SEM 101

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8777SOC 6390  SEM 101

SOC 6720

This course offers graduate students an introduction to sociological theory on race and empirical research at the intersection of race and social institutions. Students will first engage theoretically ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17432SOC 6720  SEM 101

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

  •  5936SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

SOC 8910

Work with a faculty member on a project that is related to your dissertation work. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5937SOC 8910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Cornwell, B

SOC 8950

Work with chair of your committee on your dissertation work. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5938SOC 8950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Macy, M