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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

  •  5447SOC 1101  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haskins, A

  •  6393SOC 1101  DIS 201

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6394SOC 1101  DIS 202

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6395SOC 1101  DIS 203

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6396SOC 1101  DIS 204

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6397SOC 1101  DIS 205

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6398SOC 1101  DIS 206

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  7633SOC 1101  DIS 207

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  9622SOC 1101  DIS 208

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8093SOC 1101  DIS 209

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8094SOC 1101  DIS 210

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  9452SOC 1101  DIS 211

    • F
    • Haskins, A

SOC 1170

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17678SOC 1170  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Griffin, L

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

SOC 1290

Introduces students to the sociological analysis of American society through the lens of film. Major themes involve race, class, and gender; upward and downward mobility; incorporation and exclusion; small ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 1290

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 15961SOC 1290  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Strang, D

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: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  •  8537SOC 1900  SEM 101

    • W
    • Takaoka, B

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  •  9244SOC 1900  SEM 102

    • W
    • Sales, B

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  •  9245SOC 1900  SEM 103

    • M
    • Takaoka, B

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901PHIL 1901

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  • 16842SOC 1900  SEM 104

    • M
    • Sales, B

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

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

  •  5587SOC 2206  LEC 001

    • MW
    • McMichael, P

  • 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.

  •  7437SOC 2206  DIS 201

    • F
    • McMichael, P

  •  7637SOC 2206  DIS 202

    • F
    • McMichael, P

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2050SOC 2206

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7436SOC 2206  LEC 002

    • MW
    • McMichael, P

  •  8032SOC 2206  DIS 203

    • F
    • McMichael, P

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

  •  8095SOC 2208  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9398SOC 2208  DIS 201

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9399SOC 2208  DIS 202

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9400SOC 2208  DIS 203

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9401SOC 2208  DIS 204

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9402SOC 2208  DIS 205

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9403SOC 2208  DIS 206

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9404SOC 2208  DIS 207

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9405SOC 2208  DIS 208

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

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

  • 15968SOC 2250  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Nielsen, K

SOC 2320

How do we develop and manage our identities in an increasingly complex world? How are our identities formed through interactions with other people, the groups to which we belong, and the groups from which ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16836SOC 2320  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Pirkey, M

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

  •  6751SOC 2460  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Heckathorn, D

  •  6752SOC 2460  DIS 201

    • F
    • Heckathorn, D

  •  6753SOC 2460  DIS 202

    • F
    • Heckathorn, D

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

  •  8815SOC 2510  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Wethington, E

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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  •  8488SOC 2520  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Gosa, T

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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  •  5450SOC 2650  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Velez, H

SOC 3040

This course provides a broad overview of the major public policy issues concerning immigration to the U.S. The course reviews demographic, sociological, and economic perspectives on both the cause and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3040PAM 3040

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17763SOC 3040  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hall, M

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

  •  8952SOC 3130  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Leuenberger, C

  •  8953SOC 3130  DIS 201

    • F
    • Leuenberger, C

  •  8954SOC 3130  DIS 202

    • F
    • Leuenberger, C

  •  8955SOC 3130  DIS 203

    • F
    • Leuenberger, C

  •  9419SOC 3130  DIS 204

    • F
    • Leuenberger, C

  •  9420SOC 3130  DIS 205

    • F
    • Leuenberger, C

  •  9421SOC 3130  DIS 206

    • F
    • Leuenberger, C

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

  •  8388SOC 3160  SEM 101

    • TR
    • York Cornwell, E

  • 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

  •  9409SOC 3190  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Strang, D

SOC 3240

Humans have fraught relationships with the animals, plants, land, water—even geological processes—around us. We come together to revere, conserve, protect the things many call nature. We struggle over ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3240STS 3241

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7672SOC 3240  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zinda, J

SOC 3480

Focuses on currently salient themes of nationalism, multiculturalism, and democracy. It explores such questions as who is a citizen; what is a nation; what is a political institution; and how do bonds ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3633

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16052SOC 3480  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Berezin, M

  • 16053SOC 3480  DIS 201

    • F
    • Berezin, M

  • 16054SOC 3480  DIS 202

    • F
    • Berezin, M

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: DSOC 3700

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8783SOC 3710  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hirschl, T

SOC 3950

This course aims at reinforcing and adding to the insights in "Introduction to Economic Sociology" (taught in the fall). The course begins with the theoretical foundation of economic sociology (classical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16021SOC 3950  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Swedberg, R

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

  • 17283SOC 4390  SEM 101

    • W
    • Macy, M

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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  •  8492SOC 4520  SEM 101

    • M
    • Gosa, T

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

  •  9396SOC 4560  SEM 101

    • T
    • Ziewitz, M

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

  •  6376SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Cornwell, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7324SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Weeden, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7805SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Wethington, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7806SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8192SOC 4910  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Velez, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8561SOC 4910  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Haskins, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8565SOC 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

  •  6377SOC 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  6378SOC 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

  •  7222SOC 5020  SEM 101

    • M
    • Strang, D

SOC 6020

This course provides the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantitative methods in sociological research. It is designed for first-year graduate students in sociology. The course covers intermediate ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7223SOC 6020  SEM 101

    • W
    • Maralani, V

  •  8157SOC 6020  DIS 201

    • F
    • Maralani, V

SOC 6030

This course is designed to assist the student's professional development on a "learning by doing and feedback" basis. The course is organized around presentation and discussion of ongoing research projects. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15959SOC 6030  SEM 101

    • W
    • Berezin, M

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

  •  9436SOC 6080  SEM 001

    • F
    • Cornwell, B

SOC 6140

No description available. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 6140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17317SOC 6140  SEM 101

    • W
    • Hall, M

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

  • 16009SOC 6160  SEM 101

    • M
    • York Cornwell, E

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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  • 16469SOC 6200  SEM 101

    • M
    • Bensel, R

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

  •  8708SOC 6310  SEM 101

    • W
    • Pinch, T

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

  • 16010SOC 6350  SEM 101

    • R
    • Heckathorn, D

SOC 6450

This course will examine the literature on social context effects on educational outcomes in the United States. Specifically, students will learn how residential neighborhoods, schools, and peer networks ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16042SOC 6450  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Alvarado, S

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

  •  6403SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  6405SOC 8920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

SOC 8960

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

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6404SOC 8960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff