Sociology

Office: 2228 Faculty/Administration Building; 313-577-2930
Chairperson: Jeffrey D. Kentor;
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/Sociology/

The graduate programs offered by the Department of Sociology are designed to prepare students for professional careers in a variety of settings. These programs require substantial course work in the general areas of sociological theory and sociological research methods. In addition to this core required of all students, individual students have considerable flexibility in pursuing course work designed to concentrate on specific areas of substantive specialization in sociology which reflect the current interests and work of the departmental faculty.

BREWSTER, ZACHARY W.: Ph.D., North Carolina State University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.S., Grand Valley State University; Assistant Professor

BROWN, R. KHARI: Ph.D., M.S.W., University of Michigan; B.A., Wayne State University; Associate Professor

BRUMLEY, KRISTA M.: Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H., Tulane University; B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; Associate Professor

DILLAWAY, HEATHER E.: Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.A., University of Delaware; B.A., Cornell University; Professor

FASENFEST, DAVID: Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., City University of New York; Associate Professor

GOTTFRIED, HEIDI: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., B.A., University of Michigan; Associate Professor

JACOBS, MICHELLE R.: Ph.D. and M.S., Kent State University; B.S. University of Akron; Assistant Professor

KENTOR, JEFFREY D.: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Antioch University; B.A. George Washington University; Professor and Chair

MEROLLA, DAVID M.: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Kent State University; Associate Professor

SWIDER, SARAH C.: Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Cornell University; B.A., Saint Michael's College; Associate Professor

TRUJILLO-PAGAN, NICOLE: Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Emmanuel College; Associate Professor

SOC 5010 Selected Sociological Topics Cr. 1-4

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 20 Credits

SOC 5020 End-of-Life Issues Cr. 3-4

Physical, spiritual, legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues at the end of life, examined as stories about individuals, families, and communities. Offered Yearly.

SOC 5360 Introduction to Medical Sociology Cr. 4

Topics include the definition of illness, the distribution of death and disease in society, health promotion, help-seeking behavior, socialization of health care providers, the delivery of health care, and health care reform. Offered Yearly.

SOC 5400 The Family Cr. 3

An introduction to the sociology of the family: forms of organization, interaction patterns throughout the life cycle, ethnic and cultural differences, conflict and change. Especially useful for students in social work, counseling, family and consumer resources, nursing and education, as well as the other social sciences. Offered Every Term.

SOC 5410 Marriage and Family Problems Cr. 3

Social and historical context of marriage and family problems. Power, conflict, communication and crisis as they relate to the nature and dynamics of the family. Problem solving techniques; specific family problems: divorce or child abuse. Offered Every Term.

SOC 5570 Race Relations in Urban Society Cr. 3

Theoretical orientations applied analytically to enhance an understanding of the patterned structures of privilege in society which are based on race. Inequality, segregation-desegregation, pluralism; social structural frameworks; some attention to social-psychological aspects of topics such as prejudice and racism. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: AFS 5570

SOC 5580 Law and the African American Experience Cr. 4

In-depth examination of the African American experience with law in the U.S.; historical development of the U.S. Constitution; legal barriers to equality and the influence of race on the law; use of law as a political instrument; participation of blacks in the legal process; comparisons with other countries. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Biannually.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: AFS 5580

SOC 5700 Seminar in Social Inequality Cr. 4

Sociological framework for analyzing several inequalities in contemporary U.S. society. Race, class, and gender as individual topics and as they intersect in society; inequalities in personal life experience. Offered Yearly.

SOC 5760 Society and Aging Cr. 3

Personal, interpersonal and institutional significance of aging and age categories. Sociological dimensions of aging based on physical, social-psychological, and demographic backgrounds. Offered Yearly.

SOC 5810 Law in Human Society Cr. 3

Law and the legal structure in its social context. The development, enforcement and interpretation of law; emphasis on the American system of government. Reciprocal effects of law and the society in which it develops; comparative analysis. Designed for pre-law, criminal justice, and political science students, as well as for sociology majors. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: CRJ 5810

SOC 5870 Violence in the Family Cr. 3

Analysis of the nature of violence in family and family-like relationships; prevalence and types of family violence; social and social psychological correlates of violence in families. Offered Yearly.

SOC 6050 Sociological Theory Before 1920 Cr. 4

Sociological theorists before 1920, their thought and the historical context in which such thought developed. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 2000, with a minimum grade of C-

SOC 6060 Sociological Theory Since 1920 Cr. 4

Historical and theoretical analysis of sociological thought in the present century. Current trends in sociological theory. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 6050,

SOC 6280 Social Statistics Cr. 4

Basic techniques for organizing and describing social data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and hypothesis testing, tests of significance and confidence intervals, measures of association for two variables, analysis of variance. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 4220, with a minimum grade of D-

SOC 6290 Advanced Social Statistics Cr. 4

Multiple and partial correlation and multiple regression, dummy variable analysis, analysis of covariance, causal models for multi-dimensional contingency tables, path analysis techniques, introductory factor analysis, Markov chains, selected additional topics. Offered for graduate credit only. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 6280, with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students, enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

SOC 6455 Discrimination and Fair Housing Cr. 3

Multidisciplinary investigation into the nature, motivations, consequences, and legal/public policy implications of racial/ethnic discrimination in housing and related markets in U.S. metropolitan areas. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: AFS 6455, ECO 6455, PS 6455, UP 6455, US 6455

SOC 6580 Applied Sociology I: Research and Theory in Applied and Clinical Settings Cr. 4

Topics include the analysis of applied sociological theory and research design and ethical issues in applied and clinical social science projects, with emphasis on writing skills in applied and clinical research and theory. Offered Yearly.

SOC 6590 Applied Sociology II: Strategies for Changing Social Behavior Cr. 4

Analysis of practical sociological strategies for promoting the change of social behavior. Focus on behavior of the individual, small group, and the community structural levels. Means of evaluating effectiveness of change strategies. Materials drawn from theory and practice in sociology and related social sciences. Offered Yearly.

SOC 6750 Sociology of Urban Health Cr. 4

Review of theories and research on health status and health care delivery issues in urban communities. Offered Irregularly.

SOC 7000 Internship in Applied Sociology Cr. 3

Guided internship with Detroit metropolitan private and public organizations arranged and supervised through the Program in Applied Sociology and Urban Studies. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 6580, with a minimum grade of C ; SOC 7200, with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7010 Special Topics Cr. 1-16

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 16 Credits

SOC 7020 End-of-Life Issues Cr. 3-4

Physical, spiritual, legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues at the end of life, examined as stories about individuals, families, and communities. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: ANT 7430, NUR 7515

SOC 7030 Proseminar Cr. 4

Introduction to the profession of sociology. Delineation of some major subfields, particularly department emphasis. Preparing professional papers, proposals, oral presentations. Development of theoretical models. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Sociology, enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7100 Women and Health Cr. 4

Analysis of sociological issues surrounding women and health, including gender differences in morbidity and mortality, the use of health services, interaction with providers, gender differences in mental disorder, alcoholism, drug abuse, gender roles and the professions of physicians and nurses. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7200 Advanced Survey of Approaches and Techniques of Social Research Cr. 4

Advanced conceptual treatment of the primary concerns of social research: perspectives and types of social research, research designs, sampling techniques, data-gathering techniques and instrument construction, data analysis and presentation, interpretation and reporting of the results. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7260 Qualitative Sociology Cr. 4

Introduction to qualitative theories and methods through a series of research projects. Students collect their own data, process and analyze it. Projects are presented in class; relevant literature and debates are read and discussed. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7270 Analysis of Evaluation Data Cr. 3

Focuses on the analysis of causal effects for program evaluation data using both experimental and observational data. Models for the estimation of causal effects from experimental design are presented, including models for individual and cluster-level randomized trials, models for factorial and fractional experimental designs, and models for implementation fidelity. Models for the estimation of causal effects from non-experimental observational data include regression discontinuity analysis, propensity score methods, inverse probability weighting, sensitivity analysis to estimate selection bias and the estimation of effect bounds. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: ([SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of C]) AND ([SOC 6290 with a minimum grade of C]) AND ([SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of C]) AND ([SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of C])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7280 Analysis of Complex Survey Data Cr. 3

Provides students the tools for analyzing complex, and often longitudinal, data sets with the use of statistical software packages such as SPSS and SAS. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: ([SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of C]) AND ([SOC 6290 with a minimum grade of C]) AND ([SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of C]) AND ([SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of C])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7330 Class, Race, and Politics in America Cr. 3

Historical and analytic investigation into the role of class and race in American politics. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: AFS 6100, HIS 5110, PS 6050, UP 7030

SOC 7350 Urban Poverty and Racial Segregation Cr. 3

Review of theories of poverty from various economic/political perspectives; historical intervention policies; current literature on interplay of racial, economic, and spatial factors on growing economic inequality among urban whites and African-Americans. Political rationale and meaning of the ""underclass"" debate. Offered Biannually.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: AFS 6600, ANT 7260, PS 7260, UP 7260

SOC 7500 Advanced Qualitative Methods Cr. 4

Advanced analysis of qualitative methods, including but not limited to in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, discourse analysis, field research, narrative analysis. Stages of sampling, data collection, coding, and data analysis. No credit after SOC 7170. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 7260, with a minimum grade of B-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7770 Seminar in Medical Sociology Cr. 4

Converging issues of theory, research and practice in general hospitals, mental hospitals, and nursing homes. Structure of institutions and the adaptation of individuals within them. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7990 Directed Study Cr. 1-6

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 7995 Directed Teaching in Sociology Cr. 1

Students work under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty; planning lectures, handling class discussions, preparing exams, and grading introductory sociology students. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 7999 Master's Essay Cr. 1-3

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters, enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8400 Seminar in Sociology of the Family Cr. 3

Theoretical orientations and applications to family issues. Substantive topics will vary but include changing family structures and life styles, socialization/parenting, family/gender roles, family interaction/ communication/power, crisis/stress, divorce/remarriage, and families over the life course. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8700 Seminar in Social Inequality Cr. 4

Sociological framework for analyzing several inequalities in contemporary U.S. society. Race, class, and gender as individual topics and as they intersect in society; inequalities in personal life experience. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8710 Advanced Seminar in Race/Ethnicity Cr. 4

Topics include advanced theoretical and methodological debates in the sociology of race and ethnicity, an analysis of the social construction of race, and the structural implications of subordination, discrimination and privilege. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8720 Advanced Seminar in Sex/Gender Cr. 4

Topics include advanced theoretical and methodological debates in the sociology of sex and gender, an analysis of the social construction of gender, and the structural implications of subordination, discrimination and privilege. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8801 Topics in the Sociology of Labor Cr. 4

Seminar: advanced topics in sociology of work and labor. Topics will include: social nature of work, transformation of the labor process, forms of control in the workplace, resistance, gender and race in the workplace. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8802 Topics in Urban Sociology Cr. 4

Seminar: topics in the area; may include: urban enclaves, suburbanization, world cities, gentrification, integration/segregation, urban environmentalism, health in cities. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8805 Sociology of Urban and Labor Studies Cr. 4

Graduate seminar which provides the theoretical foundations of the area of urban and labor sociology. Topics include: the labor process, labor markets, labor movements, globalization and work, race and inequality in urban contexts, power and politics, and migration. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 8990 Directed Study Cr. 2-6

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 8999 Master's Thesis Cr. 1-8

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters, enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research Cr. 1-8

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 12 Credits

SOC 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: SOC 9991, with a minimum grade of S

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: SOC 9992, with a minimum grade of S

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: SOC 9993, with a minimum grade of S

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOC 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 0

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 0 Credits

SOC 9999 Doct Diss Rsch&Dir Cr. 1-16

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Doctoral Candidate, enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.