Ohio University

Sociology Graduate Courses

<h2>SOC 5130 - Media and Society</h2><p>The proliferation of new media/technology and its impact upon social life; the dramatic impact of an intensely global visual culture upon social life; tensions in race, gender, and sexuality in representation; the resurgence and cultural functions of the ¿real¿ in box office documentary and reality television; ideological debates about media effects and violence; the limits of representation (images of death, torture, war, and genocide) and the end(s) of the social.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5140 - Contemporary Social Movements</h2><p>Examines the meaning of social movements and contentious politics and their significance for producing social change in contemporary world societies. Using case studies of typical movements, the course emphasizes both radical and reform movements and their various dynamics and components including emergence and participation, organization, culture, identity, tactical repertoires, and outcomes among others. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5160 - Society and Individual</h2><p>An advanced examination of selected topics in sociological social psychology with emphasis on current theory and research.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5190 - Group Processes</h2><p>This course introduces a range of theories of group processes, discusses research applications to social groups, and encourages students to apply these theories to contemporary groups. Communication patterns, social networks, social roles, status processes, and solidarity are among topics covered. Current research literature is stressed.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5210 - Comparative Studies of Family</h2><p>The institution of marriage and family will be examined and analyzed with regard to families from different cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Special emphasis on the significance of social and cultural determinants of family life in the United States. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5220 - The American Family System</h2><p>Development of the family system throughout history with an emphasis on how changing patterns and conditions led to the formation of the American family. Problems and challenges, both at the micro and macro levels, faced by the American family today are also examined. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5240 - Urban Sociology</h2><p>Examines the social and cultural character of cities and how urban spaces shape, and are shaped by, social life. Draws on competing social theories of urban life to explore factors that have influenced the historical development of cities. Examines processes of industrialization, urbanization, and suburbanization. Other topics include ethnic segregation and the spatial patterning of inequality, uses of urban space, the social and moral order of the neighborhood, urban subcultures, urban imagery and symbolism, gentrification, and the impact of globalization on urban life.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5280 - Sociology of Religion</h2><p>Interrelationship between religious institution and social structure from comparative perspective and with particular reference to American society.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5300 - Sociology of Organization</h2><p>This course concentrates on the structure and process of formal organizations. We study various organizational forms, including bureaucracies and nonprofits, in detail. We will also explore the major theoretical perspectives for understanding how organizations function. The course will also explore the impact of organizations on individual identity, autonomy, and power. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5320 - Political Sociology</h2><p>This course examines authority and power relationships in both the state and civil society that influence structure and agency within key societal institutions at all levels, from the local to the global. A variety of class, historical-institutional, organizational, cultural, and social network perspectives are used to explore how power relationships develop, are institutionalized, and are challenged. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5330 - Sociology of Work</h2><p>This course scrutinizes the ways women and men work in the United States and how the work we do affects our lives. Using a sociological perspective, we will critically examine the structure of work, major economic changes, and concerns of workers such as earnings, promotions, unemployment and the balance between work and family. In an effort to understand many of the inequalities related to work, we will challenge both the structure of our society as well as many of our commonly held unquestioned beliefs. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5500 - Data Analysis</h2><p>This course develops the ability to analyze research data in the social sciences. The linkages among measurement, statistics, and interpretation of results in social research will be explored. Unscheduled computer laboratory commitment is required.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5620 - Sociology of the Courts</h2><p>This course is designed to introduce students to a sociological perspective on the importance and impact of the court system in American society. We will examine the court's structural and cultural features as well as how court officials create and move cases through to various institutional outcomes.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5640 - Law in Societies</h2><p>Explores the fundamental roles that law plays in organizing contemporary social life. Considers various ways of understanding law's complex presence: how law shapes and enables routine social interaction, how law constructs differences among people and their actions, how law mediates and enforces power relationships, and how law matters for the kind of societies we have. Our inquiries will examine official legal institutions and actors, but the class will emphasize how law works as a complex array of norms, symbols, discourses, and practices that infuse and shape all aspects of social life, from everyday social interaction to social movements and official legal institutions and actors. The course draws from the U.S. experience as well as historical, international, and transnational perspectives. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5650 - Social Change</h2><p>Dynamics and processes by which social change takes place; major theories of change; industrialization and modernization; social evolution and revolution; planned change; social impact of change. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5670 - Violence Against Women</h2><p>Examines related forms of violence where women are the predominant victims, with a major emphasis on forcible rape and woman physical abuse. Other forms of violence against women may be included, such as stalking, rape in marriage, incest and other related subjects. The place of masculinities, the development of a rape culture, and the role of the media, including pornography, will be examined. The course will include both theoretical and empirical findings and developments. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5680 - Crimes Against Humanity: Confronting and Responding to Mass Atrocity and Genocide</h2><p>How social scientists, criminologists, and other intellectuals have sought to make sense of genocide and mass atrocity; the challenge of mass violence for criminology and law; and responses to mass atrocity by local, national and transnational actors.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5690 - Crime, Risk, and Governance</h2><p>Upper-level undergraduate seminar designed to survey an emergent area of inquiry, the sociology of risk, in its multiple and varied forms, including the rise of world "risk society," actuarialism, governmentatilty, and edgework. Course focuses upon how individuals render comprehensible a world of risk; how these perceptions and experiences are shaping and shaped by social life; and how we construct justice and state governance in such contexts.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5700 - Sociology of Gender</h2><p>This course explores the social and cultural construction of gender as a fundamental basis of social relations and institutions and the micro and macro narratives we tell about those interpersonal relations and institutions. Focus includes sociological theories of gender, and an examination of gender in areas such as sexuality, identity, the body, education, marriage, family, violence, health, paid and unpaid work, popular culture, politics, and the history of the discipline itself.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5710 - Gender and Justice</h2><p>Explores how the interpretation and application of criminal law reflects assumptions about men's and women's natures, appropriate roles, and positions in society. Readings examine changes and stability in the prosecution of violence against women; the prosecution, sentencing, and correction of women offenders; women's and men's access to the profession of law and other legal positions; and conceptions of justice. Readings highlight how race, class, and gender intersect and how structure and interpersonal interaction contribute to observed outcomes. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5810 - Environmental Sociology</h2><p>Examines the interaction between social systems and the natural ecosystems in which they reside. It considers the predominant cultural, demographic, economic, geographic, political, and social factors that modify and shape the environment and the human ecological footprint. Emphasis is on the prospects for the emergence of sustainable societies and links between environmental issues and conflict, development, globalization, inequality, social change, and social movements among others. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5900 - Special Topics</h2><p>Required for incoming sociology graduate students. It is designed to advance students' enthusiasm and commitment to sociology as an intellectual endeavor and as a profession. The course will also help graduate students acclimate to the rigorous requirements and culture of graduate school.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate student in Sociology</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 4.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5930 - Readings in Sociology</h2><p>Independent directed readings designed to expand understanding in selected areas of interest not covered in regular course offerings. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 16</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 independent study</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 5931 - Research Problems in Sociology</h2><p>Individual research in specific problem areas in which student has demonstrated ability and interest.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 16</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 independent study</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6000 - Graduate Seminar in the Sociological Study of Gender</h2><p>An advanced examination of current sociological theories and research in the sociology of gender including theoretical and methodological debates in gender studies.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6010 - Graduate Seminar: Qualitative Research Methods</h2><p>This course provides an introduction to qualitative social science research methods, focusing primarily on participant observation and intensive interviewing. Students engage in fieldwork data collection techniques, qualitative data coding and analysis, and writing of qualitative research reports. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6020 - Graduate Seminar in the Sociology of Organizations</h2><p>A survey of the sociological approach to the structure and function of organizations in society. The primary focus is on bureaucracies, nonprofit organizations, and enterprises. Students will gain an appreciation of how organizations work, empower, frustrate, and shape people. Students will understand why organizations succeed or fail in achieving their goals.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6030 - Seminar: Crime and Deviance</h2><p>This course is an advanced survey of crime and deviance theories. The course will cover the history and development of theories of crime and deviance. Additional attention is focused on the methodological approaches and data sources used to estimate the distribution of crime and deviance in the U.S., and how to use and evaluate these different sources.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6040 - Graduate Seminar in Work and Inequality</h2><p>The seminar focuses on the social organization of work, current trends, and inequalities. Students will critically examine sociological theories and research about work and workplaces in a global economy with an emphasis on the (re)production of inequality. The interdependence of economic, social, and political factors that shape and change the nature of work is covered within a global context. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6050 - Graduate Seminar in Race and Ethnicity</h2><p>A systematic evaluation of the principal theories, research, and substantive issues that frame the sociological study of race and ethnicity.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6060 - Graduate Seminar in Social Inequality</h2><p>A survey of the sociological study of the multiple forms of social inequality.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6070 - Graduate Seminar in Globalization and Development</h2><p>A survey of the current theory, research and debates on globalization and its cultural, economic, political, and social forms. Topics may include conflict and violence, democratization and human rights, ecological change, food systems, political economy, international organizations, and social movements.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6080 - Graduate Seminar: Poverty</h2><p>Critical examination of poverty in sociology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6090 - Graduate Seminar</h2><p>Critical examination of selected topic in sociology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6100 - Graduate Seminar</h2><p>Critical examination of selected topic in sociology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6110 - Graduate Seminar</h2><p>Critical examination of selected topic in sociology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6120 - Graduate Seminar</h2><p>Critical examination of selected topic.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6130 - Graduate Seminar</h2><p>Critical examination of selected topic in sociology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6140 - Graduate Seminar</h2><p>Critical examination of selected topic in sociology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6150 - Seminar in Social Psychology</h2><p>An advanced examination of selected topics in sociological social psychology with emphasis on current theory and research.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6160 - Sociological Theory</h2><p>This seminar is designed to help students review the historical roots of sociological theory and understand major theoretical paradigms with an emphasis on social and intellectual contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing in Sociology</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6200 - Social Policy</h2><p>This course examines the use of sociological analysis in the formation and implementation of social policy.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate Standing</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6300 - Teaching Sociology</h2><p>This course is for sociology graduate students with grade book teaching responsibility.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 12.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6510 - Intermediate Data Analysis</h2><p>Introduction to fundamentals of multivariate analysis. Topics covered include simple linear and multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance, and logistic regression.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6540 - Social Research Methods</h2><p>The course is a survey of sociological research methods and the role of research in the discipline of sociology. The course lays a foundation to help students plan and develop their personal research trajectory in sociology. The course surveys a range of research methods in an effort to demonstrate the breadth of opportunities in sociology and to identify criteria upon which different research strategies are evaluated. The goal of the course is to help students become more knowledgeable and discerning in their consumption of research, and to help them shift towards the role of producing research. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate student in Sociology</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6945 - Seminar in Teaching Sociology</h2><p>This course helps Sociology graduate students develop an effective approach to teaching, including an overarching philosophy and framework for teaching, as well as applied teaching strategies and skills. In addition to readings, discussions, and hands-on teaching skills sessions, seminar assignments enable students to create a foundational teaching portfolio.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Graduate student in Sociology</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 6.0 field experience/internship</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6920 - Practicum in Sociology</h2><p>This course is designed for students who seek direct application of sociological knowledge and have chosen the non-thesis option to complete their Master of Arts degree. The course provides students with experience in evaluation of social and organization policies. The course is organized around sociological themes and integrates instructor expertise and interests with those of students. Students participate in reading and discussion to develop research on a specific topic centered on the theme of the course. The final product may include grant proposals, group research reports, and organizational case studies. Students present the results of their work to peers and faculty for evaluation.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Completion of the course requirements for the Master of Arts degree, including theory and both methods courses</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 16</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 6.0 practicum</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6931 - Independent Study</h2><p>For graduate students in good standing who wish to undertake independent study toward M.A. degree under guidance of faculty member.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 independent study</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6950 - Thesis</h2><p>For sociology graduate students working on a thesis</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 16</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 thesis/dissertation</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>SOC 6900 - Special Topics in Sociology</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 16</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 16.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>