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

  •  5633SOC 1101  LEC 001

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  •  6852SOC 1101  DIS 201

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  •  6853SOC 1101  DIS 202

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  •  6854SOC 1101  DIS 203

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  •  6855SOC 1101  DIS 204

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  •  6856SOC 1101  DIS 205

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  •  6857SOC 1101  DIS 206

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  •  8478SOC 1101  DIS 207

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  •  8479SOC 1101  DIS 208

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  • 17167SOC 1101  DIS 209

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  • 17168SOC 1101  DIS 210

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  • 17169SOC 1101  DIS 211

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  • 17170SOC 1101  DIS 212

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SOC 2190

What is the driving force behind economic growth? How do people find jobs? Does culture matter for economic action? What exactly is a market? Why is there a concentration of high-tech firms in Silicon ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8948SOC 2190  LEC 001

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SOC 2206

International development concerns the gains, losses and tensions associated with the process of social change - as it affects human populations, social institutions and the environment. This course considers ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2050SOC 2206

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5796SOC 2206  LEC 001

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  • Juniors and Seniors may choose to take course for 1 additional credit if selected from applicant pool during first week of class. To earn 1 additional credit student must attend ADDITIONAL section meeting on Friday immediately following regular class discussion time. All students must initially enroll in LEC 1, DIS 1 for 3 credits. If course full, contact ct259@cornell.edu to be placed on waitlist. This does NOT guarantee enrollment.

  •  8225SOC 2206  DIS 201

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  •  8485SOC 2206  DIS 202

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2050SOC 2206

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8224SOC 2206  LEC 002

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  • 16887SOC 2206  DIS 203

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SOC 2208

This course reviews contemporary approaches to understanding social inequality and the processes by which it comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, or desirable.  We address questions of the following ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 2090

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17171SOC 2208  LEC 001

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SOC 2260

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of contemporary Korean society. We will take up the two major topics of (1) political democratization and democracy, (2) economic development ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2269

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17972SOC 2260  SEM 101

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SOC 2460

The course focuses on drug use and abuse as a social rather than as a medical or psychopathological phenomenon. Specifically, the course deals with the history of drug use and regulatory attempts in the ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7224SOC 2460  LEC 001

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  •  7225SOC 2460  DIS 201

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  •  7226SOC 2460  DIS 202

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  •  7227SOC 2460  DIS 203

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  •  7228SOC 2460  DIS 204

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SOC 2510

Analyzes the social aspects of aging in contemporary American society from a lifecourse perspective. Topics include (1) an introduction to the field of gerontology, its history, theories, and research ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HD 2510

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16672SOC 2510  LEC 001

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  • 17494SOC 2510  DIS 201

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  • 17495SOC 2510  DIS 202

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  • 17496SOC 2510  DIS 203

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  • 17498SOC 2510  DIS 205

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SOC 2520

The election of Barack Obama to the presidency has raised new questions in the American debate on race, politics, and social science. Has America entered a post-racial society in which racism and inequality ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2504GOVT 2604

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9328SOC 2520  LEC 001

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SOC 2650

Exploration and analysis of the Hispanic experience in the United States. Examines the sociohistorical background and economic, psychological, and political factors that converge to shape a Latino group ... view course details

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  •  5639SOC 2650  LEC 001

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SOC 2930

An interdisciplinary discussion of economic inequality, civil, political and economic liberty and democracy. Some specific questions that we will consider are: In what ways and to what extent are Americans ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 2935PHIL 1930

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16456SOC 2930  LEC 001

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  • 17434SOC 2930  DIS 201

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  • 17436SOC 2930  DIS 203

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  • 17438SOC 2930  DIS 205

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SOC 3120

The discipline of sociology arose, in large part, as a response to the rapid urbanization and industrialization of society. This course will begin with a brief history of urbanization, followed by consideration ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16938SOC 3120  LEC 001

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SOC 3240

The purpose of this course is to provide a critical understanding of the interconnectedness of environment and society. A primary focus of the course will be the relationship between environmental and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3240STS 3241

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8617SOC 3240  LEC 001

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SOC 3370

Provides an overview of perspectives used in sociological studies of race and ethnicity. Students read classic and contemporary research on racial and ethnic relations in the United States. The first part ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3370

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9198SOC 3370  LEC 001

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SOC 3420

This course, offered through Earth and Atmospheric Sciences' program in Hawaii, draws from the fields of history, political science, and sociology to present an historical understanding of contemporary ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AIS 3400

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8488SOC 3420  LEC 065

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  • Enrollment limited to: students in Hawaii. Taught in Hawaii.

SOC 3710

The course begins by identifying the origins of social inequality within the transition to agricultural society. Second, the course describes how inequality is reconfigured by the transition from agriculture ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3700

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7584SOC 3710  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: introductory social science course.

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

  • 16939SOC 3750  LEC 001

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SOC 4160

This course explores poverty and inequality in American society through the lens of ethnographic and other field-based research. We will read classic and contemporary texts which have shaped our understanding ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 4160

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7967SOC 4160  LEC 001

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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

  •  9072SOC 4390  SEM 101

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SOC 4520

We will undertake an in-depth study of racial inequality and its relationship to schooling. The course content is centered primarily on the schooling challenges facing Black, Latino, Asian, and Native ... view course details

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  • 17122SOC 4520  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

  •  6828SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Strang, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7995SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Brashears, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9445SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9446SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18510SOC 4910  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Velez, H

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SOC 4950

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6829SOC 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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SOC 4960

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6830SOC 4960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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SOC 5020

Continuation of SOC 5010. Emphasis is on the logical analysis of theoretical perspectives, theories, and theoretical research programs shaping current sociological research. The course includes an introduction ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7840SOC 5020  SEM 101

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SOC 6020

This course provides an in-depth examination of linear modeling. We begin with the basics of linear regression, including estimation, statistical inference, and model assumptions. We then review several ... view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 6820

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7841SOC 6020  SEM 101

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  • 17959SOC 6020  DIS 201

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    • Staff

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SOC 6070

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

  •  7497SOC 6070  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

  •  5792SOC 6310  LEC 001

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SOC 6331

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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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8497SOC 6331  SEM 101

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SOC 6380

The course examines different sectors of the economy of formal sectors, like firms, corporations & consumers markets, to the informal sector, including illegal markets. It looks at non-traditional ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17035SOC 6380  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

  •  9307SOC 6390  SEM 101

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SOC 6440

This seminar will provide a graduate-level examination of the social organization of urban communities. We will begin with the classic urban sociological theories of the Chicago School and recent extensions ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17119SOC 6440  SEM 001

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SOC 6510

We will undertake an in-depth study of racial inequality and its relationship to schooling. The course content is centered primarily on the schooling challenges facing Black, Latino, Asian, and Native ... view course details

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  • 17124SOC 6510  SEM 101

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SOC 6660

Event history analysis (also known as hazard or survival analysis) is a family of methods for the study of discrete outcomes over time. Typical sociological examples are demographic events (births, deaths), ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17520SOC 6660  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

  •  6863SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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SOC 8920

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6865SOC 8920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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SOC 8960

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6864SOC 8960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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