Sociology (SOC)Arts and Sciences

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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

SOC 1130

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    FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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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    Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 10078SOC 1900  SEM 101

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

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    Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 17228SOC 1900  SEM 102

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

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    Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 17229SOC 1900  SEM 103

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

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

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

  •  6072SOC 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.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2090PAM 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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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    Combined with: HD 2510

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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: AMST 2504ASRC 2504GOVT 2604

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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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    Combined with: AMST 2655DSOC 2650LSP 2010

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

  •  9493SOC 3160  SEM 101

  • Email the instructor for further information.

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

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

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

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

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

SOC 3770

Through a diverse set of readings and other media, this course offers a multi-disciplinary account of how our economic life (money and work) is intertwined with our social life (networks and culture). ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILROB 3770

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

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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SOC 4560

Evaluation is a pervasive feature of contemporary life. Professors, doctors, countries, hotels, pollution, books, intelligence: there is hardly anything that is not subject to some form of review, rating, ... view course details

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    Combined with: INFO 4561STS 4561

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  6888SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Cornwell, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7901SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Weeden, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8466SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Wethington, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8467SOC 4910  IND 604

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    • York Cornwell, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8950SOC 4910  IND 605

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    • Velez, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10151SOC 4910  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Haskins, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10159SOC 4910  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Swedberg, R

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

  •  6889SOC 4950  RSC 701

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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

  •  6890SOC 4960  RSC 701

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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

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

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

SOC 6050

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  • 4 Credits Graded

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

SOC 6110

Social Network Analysis (SNA), or the mathematical analysis of webs of relationships, is a thriving part of sociology and an active research area for numerous other disciplines. This course is intended ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

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

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

SOC 6370

This course offers graduate students an introduction to sociological research on sex and gender. Topics include theoretical approaches, work, family, reproduction, intimate relationships, human capital, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

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

  • 17752SOC 6440  SEM 101

  • Sociology graduate students only OR by permission of instructor.

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

  •  6915SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
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SOC 8920

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

  •  6917SOC 8920  RSC 701

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SOC 8960

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

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6916SOC 8960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff