Sociology (SOC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  •  3416 SOC 1101   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall G01
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4172 SOC 1101   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7761 SOC 1101   DIS 202

    • F Uris Hall G26
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4173 SOC 1101   DIS 203

    • F Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4174 SOC 1101   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7762 SOC 1101   DIS 205

    • F Uris Hall G26
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4175 SOC 1101   DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4909 SOC 1101   DIS 207

    • F Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5508 SOC 1101   DIS 208

    • F Malott Hall 203
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6235 SOC 1101   DIS 209

    • F Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6880 SOC 1101   DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6881 SOC 1101   DIS 211

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6882 SOC 1101   DIS 212

    • F Uris Hall G26
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 2030

Population and Public Policy exposes students to the logic and skills of demographic research and policy analysis. The course emphasizes the nature, collection, and interpretation of demographic data, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 2030

  • 1-5 Credits Graded

  •  6340 SOC 2030   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7582 SOC 2030   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17405 SOC 2030   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7311 SOC 2100   LEC 001

    • MW Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7312 SOC 2100   DIS 201

    • R Morrill Hall 102
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7313 SOC 2100   DIS 202

    • R Morrill Hall 102
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7314 SOC 2100   DIS 203

    • R Morrill Hall 102
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7315 SOC 2100   DIS 204

    • R Morrill Hall 102
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7316 SOC 2100   DIS 205

    • R Morrill Hall 102
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hilgartner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 2202

Introduction to population studies. The primary focus is on the relationships between demographic processes (fertility, mortality, and immigration) and social and economic issues. Discussion covers special ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 2010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17555 SOC 2202   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 175
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hirschl, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: GDEV 2090PAM 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5170 SOC 2208   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email the Department of Sociology at sociology@cornell.edu about add/drop or changing sections.

  •  5463 SOC 2208   DIS 201

    • F Savage Hall 100
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17987 SOC 2208   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5464 SOC 2208   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5465 SOC 2208   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5466 SOC 2208   DIS 205

    • F Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5467 SOC 2208   DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5468 SOC 2208   DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6384 SOC 2208   DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6557 SOC 2208   DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This section is limited to students in enrollment group “not in Ithaca” and intended for students living in time zones that are 3-4 hours behind (i.e., PST or Alaska time) or 10-17 hours ahead of EST.

  •  7763 SOC 2208   DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 2580

This course is modeled after "Great Books" literature courses in the humanities, but with two important differences: we read non-fiction books in the social sciences rather than the humanities, written ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HD 2580ILRLR 2580PSYCH 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17773 SOC 2580   LEC 001

    • W Warren Hall B25
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ceci, S

      Macy, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17774 SOC 2580   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17775 SOC 2580   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17776 SOC 2580   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17777 SOC 2580   DIS 204

    • T Kennedy Hall 213
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ceci, S

      Macy, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17778 SOC 2580   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17779 SOC 2580   DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 3030

This course introduces students to the principles of sociological research methods. We will first discuss the research process itself, then focus on issues such as the relationship between theory and empirical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16975 SOC 3030   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Bischoff, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 3060

This course focuses on the sociological histories of regional-based technology clusters. The construction and life course of the technology cluster is a prevalent form of contemporary economic development. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16976 SOC 3060   SEM 101

    • MWF Statler Hall 341
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 3170

This comparative course explores key approaches to understanding nationalism and how it interacts with questions of identity in contemporary societies. We will first consider different theoretical approaches ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3174

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7637 SOC 3170   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 438
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Wilmers, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 3180

This course will examine how health disparities are defined and measured, sources of health disparities, and strategies to reduce health disparities. During the course students will learn of the complexities ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 3180

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7371 SOC 3180   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students will be prioritized off the waitlist in the following order: 1. PAM/HCP majors 2. PAM/HP Minors 3. by academic year (seniors first)

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. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16977 SOC 3190   SEM 101

    • TR Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Strang, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 3240STS 3241

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4932 SOC 3240   LEC 001

    • TR Corson-Mudd A106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Zinda, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 3490

Social forms emerge from the interdependent behavior of social actors. In this course, we will draw on the Analytical Sociology tradition to understand micro-level processes that bring about macro-level ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16978 SOC 3490   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Park, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 3580

This course showcases frontier research that uses big data and graphical analysis to understand our social world. Topics include inequality and opportunity, success in higher education, the gender wage ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16979 SOC 3580   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5348 SOC 4120   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 302
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Budnick, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Email the instructor for further information.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 4160

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6333 SOC 4160   LEC 001

    • TR Savage Hall 100
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Waller, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Additional seats during add/drop are limited to PAM and HCP students.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 4561SHUM 4561STS 4561

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7318 SOC 4560   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 4580

This is a capstone seminar for seniors who are interested in graduate or professional study in scientific disciplines that focus on human behavior and social interaction. The intent is to provide seniors ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 4580ILRLR 4580PSYCH 4580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18315 SOC 4580   SEM 101

    • W TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ceci, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4158 SOC 4910   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Bischoff, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4767 SOC 4910   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5003 SOC 4910   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Macy, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5004 SOC 4910   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • York Cornwell, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5230 SOC 4910   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Sullivan, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5409 SOC 4910   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Cornwell, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5411 SOC 4910   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Strang, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6012 SOC 4910   IND 608

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Budnick, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6013 SOC 4910   IND 609

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6014 SOC 4910   IND 610

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6015 SOC 4910   IND 611

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Nee, V

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6029 SOC 4910   IND 612

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6031 SOC 4910   IND 613

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Park, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6266 SOC 4910   IND 614

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Berezin, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17025 SOC 4910   IND 615

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hirschman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  4159 SOC 4950   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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

  •  4160 SOC 4960   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

SOC 4980

This engaged learning course offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills by addressing a real-world question presented by a community partner. Students will work collaboratively ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 4950

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7507 SOC 4980   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4685 SOC 5020   SEM 101

    • T Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hirschman, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  7240 SOC 5190   SEM 101

    • T Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4686 SOC 6020   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall 360
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5216 SOC 6020   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16973 SOC 6030   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 360
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schnabel, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 S/U NoAud

  •  5469 SOC 6080   SEM 101

    • F Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • York Cornwell, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16974 SOC 6110   SEM 101

    • T Uris Hall 254
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Park, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7380 SOC 6310   SEM 101

    • R White Hall 104
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Tamarkin, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SOC 6610

This is a course on networks and text in quantitative social science. The course will cover published research using text and social network data, focusing on health, politics, and everyday life, and it ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6619HD 6610INFO 6610

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18238 SOC 6610   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6619HD 6610INFO 6610

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19594 SOC 6610   SEM 131

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous

SOC 6620

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19626 SOC 6620   SEM 101

    • R Uris Hall 360
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hirschman, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Sociology Graduate students ONLY.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4179 SOC 6910   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

SOC 6950

"Spatial Demography" introduces core concepts and techniques for analyzing spatially referenced population data. Students learn about the spatial structure of social phenomenon and how to analyze and account ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 6950

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19170 SOC 6950   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4181 SOC 8920   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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

  •  4180 SOC 8960   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research