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

  •  5344SOC 1101  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Garip, F

  •  6271SOC 1101  DIS 201

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  6272SOC 1101  DIS 202

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  6273SOC 1101  DIS 203

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  6274SOC 1101  DIS 204

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  6275SOC 1101  DIS 205

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  6276SOC 1101  DIS 206

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  7332SOC 1101  DIS 207

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  8436SOC 1101  DIS 208

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  7709SOC 1101  DIS 209

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  7710SOC 1101  DIS 210

    • F
    • Garip, F

  •  8353SOC 1101  DIS 211

    • F
    • Garip, F

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

  •  8645SOC 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: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8039SOC 1900  SEM 101

    • W
    • Esposito, A

  • 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: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8263SOC 1900  SEM 102

    • W
    • Faller, A

  • 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: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8264SOC 1900  SEM 103

    • M
    • Paskell, M

  • 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: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  9105SOC 1900  SEM 104

    • M
    • Proios, J

  • 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 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

  • 16709SOC 2190  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nee, V

  • 16710SOC 2190  DIS 201

    • W
    • Nee, V

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 2050

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  •  5483SOC 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 vlh1@cornell.edu to be placed on waitlist. This does NOT guarantee enrollment.

  •  7243SOC 2206  DIS 201

    • F
    • McMichael, P

  •  7336SOC 2206  DIS 202

    • 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

  •  7711SOC 2208  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Weeden, K

  •  8326SOC 2208  DIS 201

    • F
    • Weeden, K

  •  8327SOC 2208  DIS 202

    • F
    • Weeden, K

  •  8328SOC 2208  DIS 203

    • F
    • Weeden, K

  •  8329SOC 2208  DIS 204

    • F
    • Weeden, K

  •  8330SOC 2208  DIS 205

    • F
    • Weeden, K

  •  8331SOC 2208  DIS 206

    • F
    • Weeden, K

  •  8332SOC 2208  DIS 207

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8333SOC 2208  DIS 208

    • F
    • Weeden, K

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 Opt NoAud

  •  8646SOC 2250  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bischoff, 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

  •  9103SOC 2320  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Pirkey, M

SOC 2330

Global conflicts, raising children, electing presidents, praying for a loved one: from the mundane to the extraordinary, religion plays a significant role in social life, regardless of whether or not one ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 2330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17080SOC 2330  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Moore, R

SOC 2340

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17071SOC 2340  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Pirkey, M

SOC 2390

Looking for love in the digital age is quite different from the ways our ancestors met and found mates in previous generations.  Today's young adults are delaying marriage and embarking on new ways of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 2390

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9514SOC 2390  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sassler, S

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

  •  6590SOC 2460  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Heckathorn, D

  •  6591SOC 2460  DIS 201

    • F
    • Heckathorn, D

  •  6592SOC 2460  DIS 202

    • F
    • Heckathorn, D

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

  • 16765SOC 2560  LEC 001

    • TR
    • York Cornwell, E

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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  •  5347SOC 2650  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Velez, H

SOC 3080

In this course, we will consider the role social networks play in the genesis and perpetuation of power, influence, and control in society. We will read and discuss some key sociological theories of power ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17390SOC 3080  LEC 001

    • M
    • Cornwell, B

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

  •  8334SOC 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

  •  7364SOC 3240  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zinda, J

SOC 3430

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3354

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17606SOC 3430  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Young, P

  • 17607SOC 3430  DIS 201

    • F
    • Young, P

  • 17608SOC 3430  DIS 202

    • F
    • Young, P

SOC 3570

After examining alternative explanations for why individuals obtain different amounts and types of educational training, the course focuses on how an individual's family background and race affect his ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16711SOC 3570  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Alvarado, S

SOC 3580

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17185SOC 3580  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Young, C

SOC 3680

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17417SOC 3680  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

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

  •  8122SOC 3710  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hirschl, T

SOC 4120

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7946SOC 4120  SEM 101

    • W
    • York Cornwell, E

  • Email the instructor for further information.

SOC 4390

This course is intended for a select group of highly motivated undergraduates with a keen interest in computational social science. The course provides an opportunity to participate in on-going research ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9270SOC 4390  SEM 101

    • W
    • Macy, M

SOC 4430

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

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  • Topic: Equality, Democracy, and Solidarity

  • 17461SOC 4430  LEC 001

    • T
    • Miller, R

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

  •  8325SOC 4560  SEM 101

    • T
    • Ziewitz, M

SOC 4750

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17069SOC 4750  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Nee, V

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

  •  6254SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Wethington, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7140SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Weeden, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7462SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Macy, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7463SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7797SOC 4910  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Alvarado, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8053SOC 4910  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Burton, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8056SOC 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

  •  6255SOC 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

  •  6256SOC 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

  •  7041SOC 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 6020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7042SOC 6020  SEM 101

    • W
    • Maralani, V

  •  7769SOC 6020  DIS 201

    • R
    • 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

  •  8643SOC 6030  SEM 101

    • T
    • Nee, V

SOC 6040

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17189SOC 6040  SEM 101

    • W
    • Young, C

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

  •  8347SOC 6080  SEM 001

    • F
    • Swedberg, 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  8095SOC 6310  SEM 101

    • W
    • Pinch, T

SOC 6430

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

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  • Topic: Equality, Democracy, and Solidarity

  • 17466SOC 6430  LEC 001

    • T
    • Miller, R

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

  • 17081SOC 6450  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Alvarado, S

SOC 6460

Introduces the field of economic sociology and covers major topics addressed by sociologists studying the intersection of economy and society. We begin with classic statements on economic sociology and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16712SOC 6460  SEM 101

    • R
    • Garip, F

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

  •  6281SOC 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

  •  6283SOC 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

  •  6282SOC 8960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff