Academic Catalog

SOC - Sociology

SOC 1010 Understanding Human Society Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Analysis of basic sociological concepts and principles to give the student an understanding of the perspective that sociology brings to the study of human society. Offered Every Term.

SOC 1020 Social Problems Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Consideration of major contemporary social problems which reveal structural strains, value conflicts, deviations and changes in society. Analysis of socio-cultural factors creating problems and of possible solutions. Offered Every Term.

SOC 2050 The Study of Non-Violence Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry

Intellectual and social roots of non-violence and the practice of non-violence in different people's life styles. Historical and political forces and movements related to non-violence. (Some sections linked to Peace and Justice Learning Community.) Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: HIS 2530, PCS 2050, PS 2550

SOC 2100 Topics in Sociology Cr. 3

Specialized and topical studies of sociological themes. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Intermittently.

Repeatable for 15 Credits

SOC 2200 Sociology as a Vocation I Cr. 2

Introduces students to the sociological literacy framework, the curriculum in the sociology major, the potential career paths that sociology majors can pursue, and sociology as an academic discipline and a vocation rather than just a major. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Sociology or Sociology Honors.

SOC 2201 Race Relations in Metro Detroit Cr. 3

This course introduces how race relations are intertwined with the historical trajectory and social processes Metro Detroit. It provides historical and contemporary data about racial inequality and segregation in Metro Detroit. It also considers the role of various social institutions (e.g., educational system, religious institutions, criminal justice system) in resisting and perpetuating racial inequalities in Metro Detroit. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2202 Gendered Worlds Cr. 3

Introduces the ideas that have been central to the sociological study of gender and society. Describes historical and contemporary gender inequalities, the role of various social institutions in perpetuating gender inequality, the social construction of gender, and the way gender roles vary both historically and across cultures. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2203 Social Psychology Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Introduction to the sociological study of social psychology. This course describes the sociological aspect of the self and explores how individuals experience the self in relation to society. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2204 Outsiders and Deviants Cr. 3

Provides an overview of the sociological study of deviance, emphasizing crime and other deviant behaviors and conditions. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: CRJ 2204

SOC 2205 Sociology of the Environment Cr. 3

Provides an introduction to the sociology of the environment, the study of the interrelationships of human social systems and the environment, with a primary focus on the social aspects of environmental concerns. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2206 Political Sociology Cr. 3

Examines the sociology of politics and explores sociological analysis of political processes in the United States. Offered Every Other Year.

Equivalent: PS 2206

SOC 2207 Sociology of Development Cr. 3

This course covers the major sociological approaches to issues of development and social change, with a focus on the problems and prospects facing the Third World. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2208 Sociology of Sport Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry

Examines the relationship between sport and society, with an emphasis on the relationship of sport to social variables, social institutions, and social problems. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2209 Sociology of Religion Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry

Explores current sociological debates as they pertain to the complex and multi-faceted relationship between religion and other social institutions. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2210 Sociology of Health and Medicine Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry

Designed to introduce the field of medical sociology. The course investigates the impacts of social and institutional variables on health behaviors and outcomes. It also considers the cultural, organizational, and economic functioning of various healthcare institutions. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2245 Blacks and Sport in the United States Cr. 3

The intersection between race and sport in the United States, examined to better understand the role of sports in our socialization and cultural construction. Offered Every Other Year.

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

Equivalent: AFS 2245

SOC 2300 Social Inequality Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Structure and process in society, institutions, communities, and organizations. Scientific analysis of organization, conflict, and change in the economy, government, religion, education, and family. Offered Yearly.

SOC 2500 Introduction to Urban Studies Cr. 4

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

In this introductory urban studies course, students learn about the historic and contemporary forces driving urbanization with an emphasis on US cities and urban areas; the effects of these forces on diverse population groups; and challenges facing cities and strategies to resolve them. Although the course will draw from international contexts, wherever possible, experiences of and from the Detroit metro—city and suburbs—will be used to illustrate particular themes. Student learning centers on an examination of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and broader social phenomena. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: GPH 2000, HIS 2000, PS 2000, US 2000

SOC 2510 People on the Move Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry, Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Birth, death and migration investigated with respect to their social causes and consequences for society and human behavior. International migration will be a major focus of this course, since populations are always shifting in global society. Population growth and development will also be covered. Offered Every Other Year.

SOC 2600 Race and Racism in America Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry

Examination of the nature and practice of racism in American society from its historical foundations to its contemporary institutional forms. Offered Every Other Year.

Equivalent: AFS 2600

SOC 3050 Basic Sociological Theory Cr. 3

Introduction to sociological theory from a general conceptual framework. Major concepts, theoretical positions and recent trends in theoretical sociology will be considered. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: SOC 2200 with a minimum grade of P

SOC 3101 Special Topics in Sociology Cr. 1

Covers introductory topics in Sociology. Offered Intermittently.

Repeatable for 3 Credits

SOC 3200 Methods of Social Research Cr. 3

An elementary research methods course that covers the process of doing social research, including research design, data collection techniques, processing and analysis of data, as well as the interpretation of data. Offered Every Term.

SOC 3220 Introduction to Social Statistics Cr. 3

Introduction to major concepts in social statistics including level measurement, distributions, probability and bivariate hypothesis testing. Discussion of the role that statistics play in discussions and popular understandings of social issues. Offered Yearly.

SOC 3400 Exploring Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships Cr. 3

Students examine, from a sociological perspective, issues concerning intimate relationships. Major emphasis on description and analysis of changes in monogamous marriage. Non-traditional marital forms also examined. Focus upon the intimate relationships as they relate to personal, functional concerns of the student. Offered Every Other Year.

SOC 3440 American Medicine in the Twentieth Century Cr. 3

Major historical benchmarks in the making of the medical system in the U.S., including developments in medicine and medical knowledge, as well as social and political factors that influenced their reception and implementation. Offered Winter.

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

Equivalent: HIS 3440

SOC 3710 Learning About Your Community Through Research Cr. 4

Blend of participatory, in-service, and classroom work to enhance undergraduate research skills by linking social science theories and concepts to hands-on community-based learning opportunities. Offered Fall.

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

Equivalent: LAS 3710

SOC 3840 Corrections Cr. 3

Description and analysis of legal, social and political issues affecting contemporary correctional theory and practice. Topics include: history of corrections, function and social structure of correctional institutions, institutional alternatives including diversion, probation and parole. Field trips to institutions and community correctional settings normally required. Offered Fall, Winter.

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

Equivalent: CRJ 3350

SOC 3900 LGBTQ Health Cr. 3

Centers on LGBTQ voices and takes an intersectional socioecological approach to exploring social determinants of health, and a range of health outcomes and challenges in LGBTQ communities; and the implications for public health research, policy, and practice to improve LGBTQ health. Introduces students to key conceptual frameworks for understanding LGBTQ health across the lifespan and promoting health equity. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: PH 2100 with a minimum grade of C-, PH 3100 with a minimum grade of C-, GSW 2500 with a minimum grade of C-, GSW 2600 with a minimum grade of C-, SOC 1020 with a minimum grade of C-, SOC 2202 with a minimum grade of C-, or SOC 2300 with a minimum grade of C-

Equivalent: PH 3900

SOC 3990 Directed Study Cr. 1-3

For students who show evidence of ability and interest, and desire to do advanced reading. Part-time and student instructors are ineligible to supervise directed study. Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 4010 Sociology as a Vocation II Cr. 1

Provides an opportunity change for students to think retrospectively about their experiences in sociology and to think prospectively about their next steps in their careers. Students will systematically document the courses they took, projects they participated in, and assignments they completed in the past to build a personal academic portfolio. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: SOC 2200 with a minimum grade of P

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior.

SOC 4201 Seminar in Race and Ethnicity Cr. 3

Introduces contemporary, empirical, and sociological research within the sociology of race and ethnicity. Offered Yearly.

SOC 4202 Seminar in the Sociology of Gender Cr. 3

Provides an overview of the current state of knowledge in the sociology of gender with an emphasis on recent empirical research. Offered Yearly.

SOC 4203 Seminar in Global Inequality and Development Cr. 3

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the sociological research on global inequality and development with an emphasis on recent empirical studies. Offered Yearly.

SOC 4204 Seminar in Aging and the Life Course Cr. 3

Provides students with an overview of some major issues and research findings relating to aging and the life course with an emphasis on recent empirical studies. Offered Yearly.

SOC 4205 Seminar in Medical Sociology Cr. 3

Provides students with an overview of the current state of knowledge in medical sociology with an emphasis on recent empirical papers. Offered Yearly.

SOC 4600 Internship in Sociology Cr. 3

Sociology majors or minors volunteer at a local organization or agency that relates to their career interests. Assignments include completing internship hours, keeping a journal, completing a resume, and writing a research paper. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: SOC 1010 with a minimum grade of D or SOC 2300 with a minimum grade of D or SOC 3200 with a minimum grade of D

SOC 4996 Sociology Capstone Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Writing Intensive Competency

This course reviews and extends the sociological knowledge that students have gained throughout the sociology curriculum. Students will discuss contemporary sociological issued in relation to classic sociological ideas. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisites: SOC 1010 with a minimum grade of D-, SOC 2200 with a minimum grade of D-, SOC 3200 with a minimum grade of D-, and SOC 3000-4999 with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 4999 Sociology Honors Thesis Cr. 3

Serves as a culminating experience honors students in sociology. Honors students in this course pursue original research under the tutelage of a faculty member of their choosing. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: SOC 1010 with a minimum grade of D-, SOC 2200 with a minimum grade of D-, SOC 3200 with a minimum grade of D-, and SOC 3000-4999 with a minimum grade of D-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Sociology Honors.

Equivalent: SOC 4996

Repeatable for 6 Credits

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. 3

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 Intermittently.

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 Every Other Year.

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

Equivalent: AFS 5580

SOC 5700 Seminar in Social Inequality Cr. 3

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 Health and Life Course 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 5800 Topics in the Sociology of Sex and Gender Cr. 3

Explores the sociology of gender, as one of the most basic organizing mechanisms in society. Covers a broad overview of gender,including the following: themes: feminist theory, bodies, masculinities, work, work & family, families, migration, and politics. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 4050 with a minimum grade of D-

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 I Cr. 3

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 II Cr. 3

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

Prerequisite: SOC 6050

SOC 6070 Sociological Analysis Cr. 3

An intensive examination of a wide range of sociological studies, designed to acquaint the student with how sociologists deal with important theoretical issues, using a variety of methods and sources of data. Particular attention will be paid to the logical coherence of the studies and to the fit between data and interpretation. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisite: SOC 6050 with a minimum grade of B

SOC 6280 Social Statistics Cr. 3

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.

SOC 6750 Sociology of Urban Health Cr. 3

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

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.

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 Intermittently.

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 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Sociology Cr. 1

Introduction to the profession of sociology and areas of specialization. Workshops include conference presentations, mentoring, external grants, proposal development, academic job market and publishing. Offered Yearly.

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

SOC 7050 Comparative Schools of Sociological Theory Cr. 3

This course will analyze and compare diverse theories and schools from a broad perspective. It examine early origins of sociological thought and progression of sociological theory of the 19th and 20th centuries. By studying the writings of classical social theorists like Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Du Bois, and early feminists, it will connect with 20th century social theorists (e.g., Simmel, Mead, Cooley, Parsons, Goffman, Bourdieu, Foucault) and major schools of thought (e.g., structural functionalism, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology). Offered Yearly.

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

SOC 7100 Women and Health Cr. 3

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. 3

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 7220 Seminar in Survey Research Methods Cr. 3

Hands-on approach to understanding the strengths and potential pitfalls of the survey method. Topics include: design of survey research (including theory, measurement and ethics), sampling (including special populations), questionnaire development and survey administration. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 6800 with a minimum grade of C and SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of C

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

SOC 7260 Qualitative Sociology Cr. 3

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 Intermittently.

Prerequisites: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B, SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of B, SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of B, and SOC 7290 with a minimum grade of B

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 Intermittently.

Prerequisites: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B, SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of B, SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of B, and SOC 7290 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 7290 Advanced Social Statistics Cr. 3

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 Yearly.

Prerequisite: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 7500 Advanced Qualitative Methods Cr. 3

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. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 7510 Advanced Statistics II Cr. 3

Explores three of the most widely used advanced statistical methods in the social sciences: hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), also known as multi-level modeling; event history analysis (EHA); and structural equation modeling (SEM). We will also learn logistic regression and possible extensions to other categorical outcome techniques. Each of these techniques has been developed to handle situations, data structures, outcomes, and research questions that are difficult, inappropriate, or impossible to handle using typical regression models (both linear and categorical). Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7220 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7290 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 7520 Advanced Field Research Cr. 3

This graduate course is designed as a practice oriented, interactive seminar. Students are expected to select their own social group or geographic location in the Detroit Metro area and perform both participant observations and interviewing. We explore issues and dilemmas encountered in ethnographic research, including ethics, choosing a site, entry/access/exit, analyses, and writing about your data. This course is far more focused on the practice of doing ethnography than it is on exploring the philosophical or methodological justifications of this approach over other methodologies. Consequently, students should begin this course with an idea for a qualitative study so the material is relevant to a particular project. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 7530 Social Network Analysis Cr. 3

Social Network Analysis (SNA) has roots in sociology and anthropology, and representative early works will be examined. Recent interdisciplinary endeavor with contributions from physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians make the network paradigm more accessible to empirical researchers now, and these will be introduced. Specific network applications to be discussed include health networks, collaboration networks, online social networks, communication networks, and terrorist networks. The course materials are intended to be of interest to students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, public health, statistics, physics, computer science, and related fields. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7290 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 7760 Health and Life Course Cr. 3

Focuses on life course theory, methods, and their application. Working from a life course perspective, students will learn various theoretical and methodological approaches to analyze health as well as explain health inequality and disparities. Key concepts, such as age, period, and cohort, found in the life course literature will be covered. Offered Intermittently.

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

SOC 7770 Seminar in Medical Sociology Cr. 3

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 Intermittently.

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

SOC 7780 Topics in the Sociology of Health and Illness Cr. 3

Considers the influence of social environment and social experience on health and illness, emphasizing the unique perspectives sociology offers in the larger inter-disciplinary discussion of health and focusing on differences in health across social groups. Offered Intermittently.

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

Repeatable for 9 Credits

SOC 7800 Topics in the Sociology of Sex and Gender Cr. 3

Explores the sociology of gender, as one of the most basic organizing mechanisms in society. Covers a broad overview of gender,including the following: themes: feminist theory, bodies, masculinities, work, work & family, families, migration, and politics. Offered Intermittently.

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

Repeatable for 9 Credits

SOC 7810 Race Relations in Urban Society Cr. 3

Covers the historical and contemporary effects of racial segregation on racial inequality in U.S. urban environments, with a special focus on Metro Detroit. The course also assesses the role social institutions like religious organizations, politics, economics, education, and the family have played in pushing for greater racial and social equality in the region. Offered Intermittently.

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

SOC 7820 International Migration Cr. 3

Offers a comprehensive overview of the key current theoretical and empirical debates in the study of international migration. The goal is to explore the possibilities of a comparative (historical and cross-national) research program in the field, linking North America, European and other global experiences of migration. Offered Intermittently.

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

SOC 7830 Seminar in Political Sociology Cr. 3

At its core, the field of political sociology seeks to understand the societal determination of political processes, outcomes, and institutions. Political sociology also concerns relationships between states and civil societies, how best to conceptualize power and understand its workings. In this course, we will study how states form and transform society though interventions such as membership and citizenship laws, social welfare policies, and inclusion and exclusion of particular groups in political processes. Students will learn about the structure of democracy and the ways in which civil society groups influence and contest the state through social movements, formal and informal institutions, and the media which may lead to policy change, regime transitions, wars, and revolutions. Offered Every Other Year.

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

SOC 7840 Topics in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity Cr. 3

Sociological scholarship in the area of race and ethnicity is robust and varied both methodologically and topically. The diversity of scholarship in this area is expected given the range of micro-, meso-, and macro-level implications that are associated with individuals’ self-identified and socially ascribed race and ethnicity. In recognition of such diversity this course will offer students the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the methodological, empirical, and theoretical literature related to a specific topics that are located within the broad area of sociology of race and ethnicity. Offered Every Other Year.

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

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 7860 Global Social Inequality Cr. 3

This course examines social inequality around the world and its relationship to globalization, which refers to the increasing connectedness of social and economic life across borders. Global social inequality is the systematic differences in the distribution of resources among people living in different areas of the globe. Using a critical lens of intersectionality to understand the nuances of global social inequality, we consider the following: (1) What kinds of inequalities exist? (2) Why do they exist? (3) How does gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality play out in a global context? We start from the premise that these are more than individual characteristics; they are socially constructed systems of inequality that intertwine with each other, and with other social inequalities like age, ability, and nationality. Offered Every Other Year.

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 Intermittently.

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 8200 Mixed Methods Cr. 3

Exposes students to research on mixed methods including methodologies, research design, and empirical applications in published work. Half of the course will focus on learning about the most commonly utilized qualitative and quantitative methodologies and the other half will focus on mixed methods approaches. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7260 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 8250 Longitudinal Data Analysis Cr. 3

Examines common models of longitudinal data analysis in sociology, which are also commonly used within the broader social sciences. Key topics covered in this class include linear panel analysis, event history analysis, and the analysis of repeated cross-sectional data. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisite: SOC 6280 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7200 with a minimum grade of B and SOC 7290 with a minimum grade of B

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

SOC 8700 Seminar in Social Inequality Cr. 3

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 Intermittently.

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

SOC 8710 Advanced Seminar in Race/Ethnicity Cr. 3

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 Intermittently.

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

SOC 8720 Advanced Seminar in Sex/Gender Cr. 3

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 Intermittently.

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

SOC 8730 Demography of Aging Cr. 3

This seminar is focused on the demography of aging from an interdisciplinary health perspective. Population aging is expected to be one of the major demographic changes affecting social institutions throughout the world in the 21st century. To develop a clear understanding of the patterns, causes, and consequences of population aging, students will be introduced to theoretical and empirical population health and aging research from fields of demography, sociology, economics, epidemiology, psychology, and public health. Topics covered include basic foundations of population aging, including historical and macro-patterns as well as trends in mortality, health, and disability. Attention will also be given to possible mechanisms and disparities underlying these population patterns of health and aging. Offered Intermittently.

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

SOC 8801 Topics in the Sociology of Labor Cr. 3

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 Intermittently.

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

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 8802 Topics in Urban Sociology Cr. 3

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

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

Repeatable for 6 Credits

SOC 8803 Globalization, Gender, and Work Transformations Cr. 3

Reviews recent scholarship on globalization, gender and work transformation in the global north and south. Putting gender at the center of globalization discourses highlights the historical and cultural variability of gender relations intersecting with class, race and nationality, and highlights the impact of restructuring on workers, organizations and institutions at the local, national and regional levels. Offered Intermittently.

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

SOC 8805 Sociology of Urban and Labor Studies Cr. 3

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.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

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.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

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.

Course Material Fees: $402.01

Repeatable for 0 Credits

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