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SOC 5034 - Social Inequality

Perspectives on the sources and consequences of social inequality. Comparative analyses of the dynamic social construction of differentiation based on such markers as class, race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, and sexual orientation, and the opportunities and constraints for life chances afforded by these processes.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5104 - History of Sociological Thought

Examination of the social thinkers of the classical period in the development of sociological theory (e.g., Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Ward). Particular attention to the theories, methods, and goals developed by early sociologists.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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SOC 5114 - Contemporary Sociological Theory

Focus on sociological theorists since World War II, including Parsons, Merton, Dahrendorf, Coser, Homans, Blau, Blumer, Kuhn, and Garfinkel.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5204 - Data Analysis

Examination of data analysis designs used in sociology with emphasis on the sociological interpretation of different kinds of analyses; practical applications as used in current research. 3 hours of statistics required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5214 - Research Methods

Research methods in sociology including survey methods, qualitative methods, and experimental design. The link between social theory and social research. Measurement, validity, reliability, and the logic of data analysis.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5224 - Intermediate Data Analysis

Application of both common and more advanced quantitative data analytical techniques used in sociology and other social sciences, including multiple regression, regression diagnostics, logistic regression, and causal modeling. Emphasis on analysis and interpretation of sociological survey data using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) and presentation of multivariate analyses to a sociological audience.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5204

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SOC 5234 - Sociological Issues in College Pedagogy

Examines economic, political, and public influences on higher education. Explores the implications of inequality in higher education for institutional change and effective pedagogy. Emphasis placed on the scholarship of teaching and learning, including assessment of pedagogical practices for learning-centered classes. Addresses curriculum development in sociology and techniques for overcoming student resistance in sociology classes. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5324 - Theorizing the African Diaspora

African diaspora theories and their historical foundations. Intersections of dispora with race, gender, and national identities. Influence of theories of modernity, postcolonial studies, transnationalism, and globalization on contemporary debates about the African diaspora. Application of diaspora theories to different geographic sites in the African diaspora including Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Pre: Graduate Standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5414 - Crime, Control, and Social Inequality

Dimensions of crime and systems of social control within a framework of social inequality; examines issues of social inequality, such as discrimination, relative to race and ethnicity, social class, and gender, in crime and systems of social control; international scope.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5424 - Juvenile Delinquency Justice

Juvenile delinguency and the juvenile justice system, with particular attention to race, gender, social class, and age. Methods of collecting data and the extent and distribution of juvenile delinquency and juvenile gangs. Theories of delinquent behavior. Effectiveness of the juvenile justice system. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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SOC 5504 - Population Processes and Policies

Historical and comparative studies of population processes (fertility, mortality, migration); contemporary issues related to consequences of population change; population policies designed to modify population trends. Graduate standing required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5614 - Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. Contributions of social factors to inequality in medical care and health for minorities. Current and potential impacts of health care policies on health disparities. Pre: Graduate standing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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SOC 5624 - Women and Work

The analysis of the economic activities of women in contemporary society. The past and present relationship between women's domestic and market labor is examined, followed by an in-depth investigation of women's labor force experiences. Competing sociological explanations are examined, providing the basis for exploring occupational segregation, inequalities of outcomes and comparable worth.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5654 (GEOG 5654) - The Global Division of Labor

Theory and research on the globalization of the division of labor during the recent past as well as over the past several centuries. Examines the development of the capitalist world-system including the role of technological forces; the roles of transnational corporations and states in the global economy; the effects of globalization on work and quality of life in the U.S., other developed countries, and the Third World; analyses of globalization in the manufacturing and service sectors; and possible solutions for problems associated with globalization.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5714 - Aging in Social Context

Social, political, and economic environments of aging in a variety of cultures with emphasis on aging problems in American society. Evaluation of the major social theories of aging, their roles in defining problems of the elderly, and focusing on current social policy.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5764G - Advanced International Development Planning and Policy

Examination of major development theories and contemporary issues and characteristics of low-income societies (industrialization, urbanization, migration, rural poverty, hunger, foreign trade, and debt) that establish contexts for development planning and policy-making. Graduate sanding required.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture, Online Lecture

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SOC 5894 - Final Examination

 

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5914 - Orientation to the Discipline

Orientation for beginning graduate students to the organization of sociology, with emphasis on historical and departmental program areas and to the perspectives and specialties of departmental faculty; systematic and critical review of roles of sociologists, with particular reference to teaching, writing, professional association participation, and professional ethics.

Credit Hour(s): 2

Lecture Hour(s): 2

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5974 - Independent Study

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Independent Study

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SOC 5984 - Special Study

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 5994 - Research and Thesis

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s):

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Research

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SOC 6204 - Survey Research Methods

Survey research techniques used in sociological research including applied sampling techniques, measurement, scale construction reliability, response effects, administration of survey instruments, data management, and data processing.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5204, SOC 5214, STAT 4524

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SOC 6214 - Sociological Issues in Qualitative Methodology

Examines the key components of qualitative methodology with a focus on sociological debates and issues that are contentious, unresolved, and problematic. Explores different methodological perspectives that are vying for prominence within sociology. Particular attention given to the role of gender, class, sexualities, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, disabilities, and colonialism in qualitative methodologies. Conduct qualitative research into the broader critque of the methodology including innovative methodologies being developed by qualitative sociologists.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5214

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SOC 6304 - Social Structure and Personality

Relating social structures and processes to individual personality and behavior. Effects of variables such as social class, religion, race, and gender on social interaction and individual values and attitudes.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5204

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SOC 6414 - Theories of Crime and Delinquency

Examination of major theories of crime and delinquency, with application to specific examples, such as white-collar crime, gender-based patterns of crime and delinquency, and juvenile gangs. Also covers theories and issues concerning the control and prevention of crime and delinquency.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5414

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SOC 6504 - The Sociology of Culture

Examination of sociological theory and research on culture, including theories of culture and society; culture as social practice; culture, class and identity; culture and collectivities; culture, power and institutions; the production of culture; cultural reception.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5104 OR SOC 5114

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SOC 6524 - Sociology of Health

Examination of sociological theory and research on how social structures and social processes influence the health of individuals and populations. Emphasis on the health consequences of social inequalities by race, class, and gender; the effects of social contexts, networks, and institutions on health; and issues in health care.

Credit Hour(s): 3

Lecture Hour(s): 3

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

Prerequisite(s): SOC 5204, SOC 5214

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SOC 6984 - Special Study

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Lecture

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SOC 7994 - Research and Dissertation

 

Credit Hour(s): 1 TO 19

Lecture Hour(s):

Level: Graduate

Instruction Type(s): Research

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