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SOCI 5001 - Proseminar

Required of all M.A. candidates in the first year of study. Covers issues of successful graduate education and professionalization, including transitioning from the role of student to scholar; mentoring; networking; choosing thesis topics; presenting papers at conferences; getting papers published; getting grants; and developing vitae.

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SOCI 5003 - Teaching Sociology

A survey and discussion of the content, viewpoints and methods that can be employed in teaching sociology. Emphasis is on course preparation for new teachers .

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SOCI 5201 - The Logic of Social Research

Required of all M.A. candidates in the first year of study. Covers the logic of how to frame and design social research. Topics include the link between theory and method, selection of a research topic, inductive versus deductive reasoning, causality (including research designs for identifying causal relations) and causal errors, conceptualization, operationalization, levels of analysis, measurement, reliability and validity, sampling, using mixed methods, research ethics, and the politics of social research.

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SOCI 5203 - Quantitative Research I

Required of all M.A. candidates in the first year of study. Introduction to quantitative methods of social research. Topics include linear regression, including ANOVA and ANCOVA; hypothesis testing and model selection; regression diagnostics; non-linearity and functional form; path analysis; and factor analysis.

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SOCI 5205 - Topics in Quantitative Methods

Special topics in quantitative methods in sociological research. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5210 - Applied Survey Design and Analysis

The design, administration, and analysis of sample surveys.

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SOCI 5231 - Qualitative Research I

Introduction to qualitative methods of social research. Topics include epistemologies of qualitative methodologies; ethical issues in qualitative research; the Chicago School; symbolic interactionism and grounded theory; introduction to fieldwork; basic fieldwork techniques; interviewing; narrative analysis; textual analysis; data analysis; content analysis using computers; and writng anlyses of data.

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SOCI 5235 - Topics in Qualitative Methods

Special topics in qualitative methods in sociological research. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5251 - Core Theorists

An examination of the original writings of the major figures in sociological theory: Durkheim, Marx, Weber, and Simmel. The course focuses upon the theories of these major figures, their relations with contemporaries, their interconnections, and their influence upon subsequent theory and theory groupings.

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SOCI 5255 - Topics in Sociological Theory

Special topics in sociological theory. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5275 - Topics in Culture

Special topics in sociological theory and research in culture. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5301 - Seminar on Crime and Justice

Broad survey of topics and issues relating to crime and the criminal justice system in the United States. Emphasis on policy issues.

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SOCI 5311 - Deviant Behavior

Review of theory and research, with emphasis on their implications for a general theory of deviant behavior.

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SOCI 5315 - Topics in Deviance and Crime

Special topics in sociological theory and research in deviance and crime. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5351 - Seminar on Society and the Individual

A comparative analysis of the major theoretical approaches to individual-society relations, with an emphasis upon interdisciplinary contributions and trends of development. Contemporary issues and the prospects for theoretical integration are examined in the perspective of the long-term development of the field.

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SOCI 5355 - Topics in Individuals and Society

Special topics in sociological theory and research concerning the relationship between individuals and society. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5401 - Analysis of Social Organization

An examination of patterns of social organization found in bureaucracies and voluntary associations.

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SOCI 5406 - Health Organizations and Their Environments

An in-depth analysis of the interaction between organizations and their sociological environments. An emphasis is placed on health service organizational obstacles to health planning.

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SOCI 5411 - Sociology of Work

Analysis of work behavior with particular attention to formal and informal organization of labor, white collar, executive and professional roles.

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SOCI 5421 - Seminar in Social Stratification

Social class theories, and problems of distribution of power and privileges. Some attention will be given to a comparative analysis of class systems.

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SOCI 5425 - Topics in Stratification and Inequality

Special topics in sociological theory and research in social stratification and inequality. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5453 - Medical Sociology

An examination of the institutional pattern of health care, including the social aspects of health and sickness, types of practitioners, and the social organization of therapeutic settings.

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SOCI 5461 - Social Gerontology

A basic consideration of the societal aspects of aging including the social psychological concomitants of adjustments, changing roles, and systems of social relationships.

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SOCI 5471 - Energy, Environment, and Society

Sociological perspectives on energy production, distribution and consumption; environmental impacts and constraints; alternative energy and environment futures; and cross-national studies of policy formation and implementation.

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SOCI 5501 - Racism

Variable topics in the study of racism, such as racism and U.S. social policy, white racism, and the social construction of whiteness. Topic may vary by semester.

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SOCI 5505 - Topics in Racism and Ethnic Group Relations

Special topics in sociological analyses of racism and ethnic group relations. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5511 - Seminar on American Jewry

Applications of sociological theory and methods to the analysis of American Jewry.

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SOCI 5515 - Sociology of Immigration

Theoretical and empirical work on immigration and ethnicity including forms of assimilation, ethnicity and transnationalism; challenges and opportunities for incorporation, and struggles over political, social, economic human rights. The course focuses on the US with selected cases from Europe and Asia.

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SOCI 5601 - Gender and Society

Critical appraisal of social scientific perspectives on women and men. Feminist theory and current social science research on gender. Emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches.

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SOCI 5605 - Topics in Gender and Sexualities

Special topics in sociological theory and research in gender and sexualities. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5612 - Feminist Theory and Social Science

Examines intellectual background and contemporary context for feminist theoretical debates in the social sciences. Explores these debates with reference to feminist perspectives on political theory, science, economics, postmodernism, postcolonialism, globalization, socialization, and sexuality.

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SOCI 5651 - Seminar in the Family

An analytical study of the family as a social group in terms of structure, member roles, and function with an examination of ethnic, religious, and class differences. The interrelationship between the family and its cultural context is analyzed with particular reference to the impact of modern culture.

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SOCI 5701 - Urban Sociology

A survey of topics in urban sociology. Examines both classical and contemporary perspectives on the social organization of cities including urbanization, suburbanization, spatial characteristics of cities, residential segregation, immigration, poverty and wealth, and urban-based social problems.

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SOCI 5703 - The Metropolitan Community

Topics in urban sociology.

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SOCI 5705 - The Community

A critical analysis of current theories of the nature of the community, its types, functions, processes, agencies, and values. Emphasis is given to community surveys and community organization.

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SOCI 5706 - Seminar in Comparative Urbanization

Urbanization as a factor in social and cultural change, particularly in developed areas: Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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SOCI 5751 - Demography

Survey and analysis of theories and present problem areas in demography. This includes such topics as: population growth and distribution, population composition, mortality, fertility, migration, and population policy.

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SOCI 5753 - Methods of Population Analysis

The sources and characteristics of demographic data and vital statistics and the methods and problems of population data analysis.

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SOCI 5757 - Seminar in Human Fertility, Mortality, and Migration

A review and critique of the literature on fertility, mortality and migration, and the dynamic interaction of these variables in population change.

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SOCI 5801 - Political Sociology

Sociological aspects of political institutions and behavior; social and economic bases of political power, ideology, and mobilization of support; community and national power systems, political parties, and elites.

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SOCI 5805 - Topics in Political Sociology

Special topics in sociological theory and research in political sociology. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 5806 - Seminar in Theories of the State

A sociological examination of theoretical analysis of the role of the state in modern society, and the relationship between the state and the applications of these theories to empirical analyses of specific research questions.

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SOCI 5809 - Inequality and the Welfare State

Analysis of the relationship between systems of racial, class, and gender inequality, and the formation and implementation of social policy by the contemporary U.S. welfare state.

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SOCI 5821 - Social Movements

Analysis of the conditions and processes underlying movement formation and participation and influencing their careers and outcomes.

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SOCI 5829 - Social Change

A study of the forces prompting and impeding societal change with particular attention to those operative in contemporary society. Major theories of social change are examined.

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SOCI 5831 - Law and Society

An overview of theoretical perspectives in the sociology of law, with emphasis on classical social theory.

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SOCI 5833 - Gender, Politics and the State

Explores gendered construction of state and politics with attention to changes over time, across cultures and political institutions. Examines key debates within feminist political and legal theories and third world feminist and post colonialsist theories of the state. Discusses links between local resistance, immigration, cultural citizenship, international politics, neoliberal discourse, and global economic restructuring.

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SOCI 5895 - Investigation of Special Topics

A seminar course. Topics vary by semester.

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SOCI 5899 - Independent Study for Graduate Students

Special topic readings or investigations.

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SOCI 6005 - Advanced Topics in Sociology

Advanced topics in sociological analysis. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6203 - Quantitative Research II

Advanced quantitative methods of social research. Topics include generalized linear models, including binary logit and probit, multinomial logit, ordered logit and probit, and count data; censoring, truncation, and sample selection; panel data; and correlated errors

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SOCI 6205 - Advanced Topics in Quantitative Methods

Advanced topics in quantitative methods in sociological research. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6231 - Qualitative Research II

Advanced topics in qualitative methods of social research. Topics include contemporary debates in qualitative methodology; critical perspectives on qualitative methodology; feminist research; institutional ethnography; the case method; extended case method; Third World and postcolonial approaches to social research; analyzing and reanalyzing field data; applied and evaluation research; participatory and activist research.

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SOCI 6251 - Current Theory and Research

An examination of current theories. Topics include: consideration of their continuities with classical theories, conceptual and measurement problems in testing and constructing current theories, and the interplay between theory and research.

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SOCI 6255 - Advanced Topics in Qualitative Methods

Advanced topics in qualitative methods in sociological research. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6265 - Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory

Advanced topics in sociological theory. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6275 - Advanced Topics in Culture

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in culture. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6315 - Advanced Topics in Deviance and Crime

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in deviance and crime. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6355 - Advanced Topics in Individuals and Society

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in the relationship between individuals and society. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6425 - Advanced Topics in Stratification and Inequality

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in social stratification and inequality. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6505 - Advanced Topics in Racism and Ethnic Group Relations

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in racism and ethnic group relations. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6605 - Advanced Topics in Gender and Sexualities

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in gender and sexualities. Topics will vary by semester.

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SOCI 6805 - Advanced Topics in Political Sociology

Advanced topics in sociological theory and research in political sociology. Topics will vary by semester.

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