Fall 2022 Graduate Courses

Course Descriptions

SOC 5030 – Classical Sociological Theory (3)

Parham, enrl 12, R 9:30-12:00pm

Prerequisites: Six credits of sociology or permission of instructor; open to advanced undergraduates

Seminar focusing on the writing of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and other social theories.  Open to students in related disciplines.

SOC 5100 – Research Design and Methods (3)

Aviles, enrl 12, W 9:30am - 12:00pm

Prerequisites: SOC 3120, or graduate standing, six credits of sociology or permission of instructor

Study of the steps necessary to design a research project including searching the literature, formulating a problem, deriving propositions, operationalizing concepts, constructing explanations, and testing hypothesis.

SOC 5120 – Intermediate Statistics (3)

Slez, enrl 12, T 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Prerequisites: SOC 3130, or graduate standing; six credits of Sociology or permission of instructor.

Studies the social science applications of analysis of variance, correlation, and regression; and consideration of causal models.

SOC 5320 – Sociology of Gender (3)

Pugh, enrl 12, W 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Prerequisites: Graduate status; six credits in sociology or permission from the instructor.

This course will explore the social construction and consequences of gender, covering such topics as work, care, sexuality, identity, politics and inequality.  Readings will include the classics as well as newer works in the field. 

SOC 5900 – Economic Sociology (3)

Polillo, enrl 12, M 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Prerequisites: Graduate status; six credits in Sociology or instructor permission.  

This course surveys the classic and contemporary research literature in economic sociology.  The course explores this literature's central claims that economic action is embedded in social relationships and shaped by social institutions and considers the economy in comparative and historical perspective.

SOC 7980 – Graduate Research Workshop (3)

Bair, enrl 12, T 10:00am – 12:30pm

This class is designed to help graduate students write professional, sociological articles.  Students will come in with (at a minimum) a solid literature review plus data collected and analyzed, and leave with a submission-ready manuscript.  We will discuss each article section, present and critique work, consider audience, sharpen arguments and improve writing.  Required of 3rd year students; open to others later in the program.

SOC 8030 – Sociological Issues (1)

Bair, enrl. 30, R 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Contemporary issues affecting sociology as a science, as an academic discipline, and as a profession.  Frequent guest lectures.

SOC 8998 – Non-Topical Research, Preparation for MA Research (1-12)

For Master’s research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

SOC 8999 – Non-Topical Research (1-12)

For Master’s thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director

SOC 9998 – Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1-12)

For Doctoral Research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

SOC 9999 – Non-Topical Research (After Ph.D. Proposal) (1-12)

For Doctoral Research, taken after a dissertation director has been selected.