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Graduate Courses

Fall 2023 Graduate Courses

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SOC 5030 – Classical Sociological Theory (3)

Kumar, 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.

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SOC 5056 - Sociology of Culture (3)

Olick, enrl 12, M 3:00pm – 5:30pm

This course is designed as a graduate level introduction to and overview of the field of cultural sociology.  The seminar format makes class preparation and attendance crucial.  Students are expected to have done the reading and be prepared for discussion every week.  Students will be graded on three short papers, preparing and leading class discussion one week, and a final research design or annotated bibliography, and class presentation.

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SOC 5100 – Research Design and Methods (3)

Aviles, enrl 12, M 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.

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SOC 5120 – Intermediate Statistics (4)

Gorman, enrl 12, W 1:00pm - 3:30pm

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.

Lab required.

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SOC 7470 – Sociology of Development (3)

Wang, enrl 12, T 11:30am – 2:00pm

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

The Graduate level course provides a survey to the subfield of the sociology of development.   We will focus on how sociologists seek to explain broad patterns of sociocultural change and economic growth, with particular attention to how the key explanatory factors privileged in sociological explanations of development and underdevelopment have changed over time.   We will review a range of contending theoretical perspectives and approaches.

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SOC 8030 – Sociological Issues (1)

Polillo, enrl. 30, R 12:30pm - 1:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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