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

  •  5122SOC 1101  LEC 001

  •  6204SOC 1101  DIS 201

  •  6205SOC 1101  DIS 202

  •  6206SOC 1101  DIS 203

  •  6207SOC 1101  DIS 204

  •  6208SOC 1101  DIS 205

  •  6209SOC 1101  DIS 206

  •  7608SOC 1101  DIS 207

  •  8874SOC 1101  DIS 209

  •  8875SOC 1101  DIS 210

SOC 1900

Weekly informal discussion of urgent public issues posed by a central theme, such as inequality, foreign policy and immigration, or challenges to liberty and democracy. Recent public lectures organized ... view course details

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  • Topic: Inequalities: How Deep? Why? What Should Be Done?

  • 18739SOC 1900  SEM 101

  • This semester's theme will be inequalities in the United States, political, economic, racial, social and educational. How deep do they run? What are the effects? What are the causes? Why do they matter? What should be done? We will be engaging with current research on these issues, including six public lectures during the semester (also accessible online) by leading figures in the study of inequality. There will also be brief presentations by Cornell researchers and brief initial debates. The course will emphasize conversation among participants, reflecting diverse perspectives.

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  • Topic: Inequalities: How Deep? Why? What Should Be Done?

  • 18740SOC 1900  SEM 102

  • Two brief papers, of six to eight pages, will be required. This semester's theme will be inequalities in the United States, political, economic, racial, social and educational. How deep do they run? What are the effects? What are the causes? Why do they matter? What should be done? We will be engaging with current research on these issues, including six public lectures during the semester (also accessible online) by leading figures in the study of inequality. There will also be brief presentations by Cornell researchers and brief initial debates. The course will emphasize conversation among participants, reflecting diverse perspectives.

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  • Topic: Inequalities: How Deep? Why? What Should Be Done?

  • 18843SOC 1900  SEM 103

  • This semester's theme will be inequalities in the United States, political, economic, racial, social and educational. How deep do they run? What are the effects? What are the causes? Why do they matter? What should be done? We will be engaging with current research on these issues, including six public lectures during the semester (also accessible online) by leading figures in the study of inequality. There will also be brief presentations by Cornell researchers and brief initial debates. The course will emphasize conversation among participants, reflecting diverse perspectives.

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  • Topic: Inequalities: How Deep? Why? What Should Be Done?

  • 18844SOC 1900  SEM 104

  • Two brief papers, of six to eight pages, will be required. This semester's theme will be inequalities in the United States, political, economic, racial, social and educational. How deep do they run? What are the effects? What are the causes? Why do they matter? What should be done? We will be engaging with current research on these issues, including six public lectures during the semester (also accessible online) by leading figures in the study of inequality. There will also be brief presentations by Cornell researchers and brief initial debates. The course will emphasize conversation among participants, reflecting diverse perspectives.

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18265SOC 2190  LEC 001

  • 18266SOC 2190  DIS 201

  • 18267SOC 2190  DIS 202

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

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  •  5270SOC 2206  LEC 001

  • 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.

  •  7387SOC 2206  DIS 201

  •  7613SOC 2206  DIS 202

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

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  •  7386SOC 2206  LEC 002

  •  8736SOC 2206  DIS 203

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 Graded

  •  8878SOC 2208  LEC 001

SOC 2250

The primary goal of this course is to understand the relationship between education and society, with an emphasis on exploring educational inequality. To accomplish this, we will ask questions such as: ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16901SOC 2250  LEC 001

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

  •  6567SOC 2460  LEC 001

  •  6568SOC 2460  DIS 201

  •  6569SOC 2460  DIS 202

  •  6570SOC 2460  DIS 203

  •  6571SOC 2460  DIS 204

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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  • 18271SOC 2520  LEC 001

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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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

  • 17269SOC 3130  LEC 001

  • Course open to Sophomore, Junior and Senior students.

  • 17270SOC 3130  DIS 201

  • 17271SOC 3130  DIS 202

  • 17272SOC 3130  DIS 203

SOC 3160

This course examines how the social world gets "under the skin." We'll examine the associations between various aspects of social context – including stratification and inequality, social networks and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16911SOC 3160  SEM 101

SOC 3240

The course examines the relationships between human populations and the environment, with an emphasis on the importance of demographic change in shaping the natural environment. We will examine a variety ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3240STS 3241

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7668SOC 3240  LEC 001

SOC 3330

This course investigates the genealogy of the multiple technologies of identification that emerged in the last two centuries in different parts of the world.  Traditional forms of identification, such ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 3221STS 3321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17826SOC 3330  LEC 001

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

  •  7850SOC 3370  LEC 001

SOC 3650

Disasters are usually sudden events that result in catastrophic loss of life and/or property. They are often described using terms like disorder, chaos, and panic - descriptions which belie the highly ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16954SOC 3650  SEM 101

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

  • 16914SOC 3850  SEM 101

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

  •  7219SOC 4160  LEC 001

SOC 4430

Advanced discussion of topics in social and political philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Inequalities: Economic, Political, Social, &Racial

  • 16685SOC 4430  LEC 001

  • An investigation of the nature and moral significance of some major U.S. inequalities and proposals to reduce them: unequal political influence, unequal opportunity, the extreme concentration of income and wealth at the top, the persistence of stark racial inequalities, inequalities in education, and the interaction of disadvantages in sustaining poverty. Six meetings of the seminar will be led by eminent figures in the study of these inequalities: Benjamin Page (Political Science, Northwestern), Miles Corak (Economics, Ottawa), David Grusky (Sociology, Stanford), Prudence Carter (Education, Stanford), Cecilia Rouse (Economics, Princeton), Karl Alexander (Sociology, Johns Hopkins). In other weeks, the seminar will investigate controversies over social justice, democratic values, hierarchy, domination and freedom that shape the proper response to these inequalities, as well as studying further social inquiries.

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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  • 18275SOC 4520  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

  •  6186SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Strang, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7245SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Weeden, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7944SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Wethington, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7945SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9162SOC 4910  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Velez, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18961SOC 4910  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Bischoff, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19038SOC 4910  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

SOC 4950

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6187SOC 4950  RSC 701

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SOC 4960

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6188SOC 4960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  7113SOC 5020  SEM 101

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

  • 16915SOC 5190  SEM 101

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

  •  7114SOC 6020  SEM 101

  •  9041SOC 6020  DIS 201

SOC 6160

This course will provide a foundation in the fundamentals of social survey design, implementation, and analysis for graduate students who wish to conduct survey research or analyze survey data. We will ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17249SOC 6160  SEM 101

SOC 6200

This course will explore the relationship between popular belief, political action, and the institutional deployment of social power. The class will be roughly divided in three parts, opening with a discussion ... view course details

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  • 16621SOC 6200  SEM 101

SOC 6350

Network sampling methods provide means for drawing probability samples of hidden and hard-to-reach populations. These populations are difficult to sample using standard survey research methods because ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16913SOC 6350  SEM 101

SOC 6430

Advanced discussion of a topic in social and political philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Inequalities: Economic, Political, Social,& Racial

  • 16689SOC 6430  LEC 001

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

  •  6214SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

SOC 8920

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6216SOC 8920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

SOC 8960

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6215SOC 8960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff