Sociology (SOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5273SOC 1101  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haskins, A

  •  6177SOC 1101  DIS 201

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6178SOC 1101  DIS 202

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6179SOC 1101  DIS 203

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6180SOC 1101  DIS 204

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6181SOC 1101  DIS 205

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  6182SOC 1101  DIS 206

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  7200SOC 1101  DIS 207

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8123SOC 1101  DIS 208

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  7552SOC 1101  DIS 209

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  7553SOC 1101  DIS 210

    • F
    • Haskins, A

  •  8062SOC 1101  DIS 211

    • F
    • Haskins, A

SOC 1104

This course will examine race and ethnic relations between Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in the United States. The goal of this course is for students to understand how the history of race and ethnicity ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1104LSP 1105

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16968SOC 1104  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Alvarado, S

  • 17884SOC 1104  DIS 201

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  • 17885SOC 1104  DIS 202

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

SOC 2100

This course introduces some central ideas in the field of S&TS. It is aimed at students from any background who are challenged to think more critically about what counts as scientific knowledge and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2011

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17141SOC 2100  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

  • 17142SOC 2100  DIS 201

    • R
    • Staff

  • 17143SOC 2100  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  • 17144SOC 2100  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 17145SOC 2100  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2090PAM 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7554SOC 2208  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8046SOC 2208  DIS 201

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8047SOC 2208  DIS 202

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8048SOC 2208  DIS 203

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8049SOC 2208  DIS 204

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8050SOC 2208  DIS 205

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8051SOC 2208  DIS 206

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8052SOC 2208  DIS 207

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  8053SOC 2208  DIS 208

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

  •  9610SOC 2208  DIS 209

    • F
    • Alvarado, S

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2655DSOC 2650LSP 2010

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5276SOC 2650  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Velez, H

SOC 2710

This course is a blending of the Sociology of Education and Public Policy. Front and center in this course is the question of why consistent differential educational and economic outcomes exists in American ... view course details

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  • 17581SOC 2710  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sipple, J

  • 17583SOC 2710  DIS 201

    • M
    • Sipple, J

  • 17584SOC 2710  DIS 202

    • T
    • Sipple, J

  • 17585SOC 2710  DIS 203

    • R
    • Sipple, J

  • 17586SOC 2710  DIS 204

    • F
    • Sipple, J

  • 17587SOC 2710  DIS 205

    • F
    • Sipple, J

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 3040ILRLR 3047PAM 3040

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17555SOC 3040  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hall, M

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2100 or equivalent intro. statistics.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8054SOC 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 3240STS 3241

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7229SOC 3240  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zinda, J

SOC 3680

Corruption, and the perception of corruption, pervades many aspects of society and has become a source of political protest around the world. This course focuses on the similarities and differences between ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3683

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9352SOC 3680  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Young, P

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 3700

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7911SOC 3710  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hirschl, T

SOC 3850

Given the dramatic rise in mass incarceration over the last 40 years, understanding the spillover consequences of this uniquely American phenomenon has become increasingly important as a growing number ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16961SOC 3850  SEM 101

SOC 4120

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7778SOC 4120  SEM 101

    • W
    • York Cornwell, E

  • Email the instructor for further information.

SOC 4290

American society has evolved dramatically over the last century while retaining distinctive ideals and social tensions. Rural communities have given way to digital worlds, pork barrel politics to polarization, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17590SOC 4290  SEM 101

    • W
    • Strang, D

SOC 4320

Is there a "culture war for the soul of Amerca"? This seminar will explore the definition, types, causes, dynamics, diffusion, and consequences of partisan cultural alignment. Readings will include theoretical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17267SOC 4320  SEM 101

    • W
    • Macy, M

SOC 4330

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17538SOC 4330  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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6163SOC 4910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bischoff, K

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7023SOC 4910  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Weeden, K

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7323SOC 4910  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Macy, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7324SOC 4910  IND 604

    • TBA
    • York Cornwell, E

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7637SOC 4910  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Alvarado, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7861SOC 4910  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cornwell, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7863SOC 4910  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Strang, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9533SOC 4910  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Garip, F

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9534SOC 4910  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Haskins, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9535SOC 4910  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Maralani, V

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9536SOC 4910  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Nee, V

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9611SOC 4910  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Nielsen, K

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9614SOC 4910  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Bischoff, K

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6164SOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6165SOC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6925SOC 5020  SEM 101

SOC 5710

Examines the goals, roles, inputs, and outcomes of schooling in American society, and the policy environment in which schools operate. Analyzes controversies and tensions (e.g., equity, market forces, ... view course details

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  • 17623SOC 5710  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sipple, J

  • 17624SOC 5710  DIS 201

    • M
    • Sipple, J

  • 17625SOC 5710  DIS 202

    • T
    • Sipple, J

  • 17626SOC 5710  DIS 203

    • R
    • Sipple, J

  • 17627SOC 5710  DIS 204

    • F
    • Sipple, J

  • 17628SOC 5710  DIS 205

    • F
    • Sipple, J

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 6020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6926SOC 6020  SEM 101

    • W
    • Maralani, V

  •  7611SOC 6020  DIS 201

    • F
    • Maralani, V

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  8056SOC 6080  SEM 101

    • F
    • York Cornwell, E

SOC 6280

This graduate seminar explores changes in family behaviors and household relationships from a demographic perspective.  It focuses centrally on contemporary trends in the U.S., considering (often competing) ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 6280

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17602SOC 6280  LEC 001

    • W
    • Musick, K

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 6311

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7896SOC 6310  SEM 101

    • R
    • Pinch, T

SOC 6340

This course serves as an introduction to sociological theories and research on schooling, education systems, and the interaction between schools and other dominant social institutions, such as the family. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17539SOC 6340  SEM 101

SOC 6420

Diffusion - the spread of social practices - is of central interest for the way it combines attention to social structure and social change. The course reviews theory and method in both classic and contemporary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16990SOC 6420  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17540SOC 6440  SEM 101

    • M
    • York Cornwell, E

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18543SOC 6460  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6187SOC 6910  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

SOC 7350

The study of work - and specifically wage labor - has been integral to sociology from the earliest days of the discipline. Although capitalism has evolved over the past century+, work remains a prism that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 7350ILRIC 7350

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17710SOC 7350  LEC 001

SOC 8920

Work with a faculty member on a project that is related to your dissertation work. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6189SOC 8920  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

SOC 8960

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6188SOC 8960  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff