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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Sociology

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Sociology: SOC

180, 280, 380. Conference Course.
Sociological topics not otherwise offered at the graduate level. May be repeated for credit, but no more than six semester hours may be counted toward the Master of Arts and no more than twelve semester hours may be counted toward the doctoral degree. May not be substituted for required courses in statistics, methods, or theory, nor may more than one of the three other area requirements be fulfilled by Sociology 380. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

383K. Seminars in Social Psychology.
Substantive issues and current topics in social psychology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: History and Theories of Social Psychology.

Topic 3: Gender and Health.

384L. Social Statistics: Basic Concepts and Methods.
Review of descriptive statistics; probability concepts; statistical inference, bivariate correlation and regression, multiple regression, dummy variables, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance; applications of statistical computing packages to social science data. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384M. Seminar in Data Analysis.
Quantitative sociological research integrating the use of statistical analysis with computer applications and survey data. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

385K. Social Statistics: Discrete Multivariate Models.
Assumptions, estimation, testing, and parameter interpretation for models using categorical data; applications of statistical computing packages and programs to social science data. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

385L. Social Statistics: Linear Models and Structural Equation Systems.
Model specification; review of simple regression; multiple regression in matrix form; ordinary and generalized least squares; recursive and nonrecursive structural equation models; measurement error and unobserved variables. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

386L. Social Statistics: Dynamic Models and Longitudinal Data Analysis.
Applications of dynamic models to data collected at successive points in time. Dynamic structural equation models; statistical time-series analysis; stochastic processes, panel, and event-history analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

387J. Fundamentals of Research Methods.
Fundamental assumptions and procedures for conducting sociological research, including the logic of science, the links between theory and methods, measurement, experiments, sampling, surveys, qualitative methods, and ethics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

387L. Survey Research Methods.
Theory and application of survey research techniques in the social sciences; sampling, measurement; questionnaire construction and distribution; response effects; validity and reliability; scaling data sources; data reduction and analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

388K. Field and Observational Methods.
Rationale and logic for field research; participant and nonparticipant observation; informant and conversational interviewing; personal documents, records, and physical traces; life histories; sources of error and bias; personal and ethical dilemmas; modes of analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388L. Historical and Comparative Methods.
Scope and methods of historical and comparative sociology; application of historical sources to answer sociological questions, various kinds of historical sources available to sociologists, and ways these sources may be used. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388M. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods.
New approaches in the use of qualitative methodologies, including focus groups and ethnography, that complement traditional quantitative methodologies in the study of social phenomena. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 387L or the equivalent.

389K. Seminars in Demography.
Substantive issues and current topics in population studies and social demography. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: General Approaches to the Study of Population.

Topic 2: Human Fertility.

Topic 3: Human Mortality.

Topic 4: Migration.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 1: Migration).

Topic 6: Training Seminar in Demography.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 8: Demography of Minorities.

Topic 9: Immigration.
May not be counted by students with credit for Sociology 389K (Topic: Immigration and Immigration Policy or Immigration: Patterns and Policies).

389L. Seminars in Human Ecology.
Methods of human ecology and their comparative applications, both regional and international. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Urban Ecology.

190K, 290K, 390K, 690K, 990K. Proposal Preparation.
Preparation of proposal for the doctoral dissertation. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, completion of all coursework, and consent of instructor.

391L. Basic Demographic Methods and Materials.
Population composition, change, and distribution; methods of standardizing and decomposing rates; life tables and population models; analysis of data from advanced and developing countries; applications of computer programs for demographic analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

391M. Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis.
Theory and estimation methods for single-decrement, multiple-decrement, and increment-decrement life tables; reproductivity; the stable population model; graduation, interpolation, and other data adjustments for faulty data; applications of computer packages for demographic analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sociology 391L.

394K. Seminars in Sociological Theory.
Development of social thought; the emergence of systematic sociological theory; interrelations with other social sciences. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Graduate students in sociology must take at least two of the first three topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Basic Issues in Sociological Theory.

Topic 2: Current Debates.

Topic 3: Background of Sociology (Pre-Twentieth Century).

Topic 4: Evolutionary Theory (including Sociobiology).

395K. Seminars in Social Differentiation.
Stratification and nonhierarchical differentiation; plural and homogenous ethnic systems, social mobility. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Stratification and Social Mobility.

Topic 3: Political Sociology.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 9: Political Sociology).

Topic 4: Gender Stratification.

Topic 5: Social Movements.

Topic 8: Postcommunist Societies.

Topic 9: Economic Development and Social Change.

Topic 10: Gender Differentiation.

Topic 12: Social Change.

Topic 13: Elites.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 10: Elites).

Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America).

395L. Seminars in Racial and Ethnic Relations.
Sociological theories and findings concerning various aspects of racial and ethnic relations. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Comparative Perspectives in Racial and Ethnic Relations.

Topic 2: Blacks in the United States.

396L. Seminars in Complex Organizations and Institutions.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Formal Organizations.

Topic 2: Marriage, Family, and Kinship.

Topic 3: Community.

Topic 4: Sociology of Health and Illness.

Topic 5: Sociology of Religion.

Topic 6: Health and Development in Latin America.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 5: Health and Development in Latin America).

Topic 7: Evaluation Research.
Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 6: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America).

Topic 9: New Approaches to Third-World Development.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 18: New Approaches to Third-World Development).

396M. Seminars in Deviance and Social Control.
Substantive issues and current topics in the study of deviance and social control. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 2: Social Control.

396N. Seminars in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Substantive issues and current topics in the study of criminology and criminal justice. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Criminology.
Sociology 396M (Topic 1: Criminology) and 396N (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Theories of Crime Causation.
Sociology 396M (Topic: Theories of Crime Causation) and 396N (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

397P. Proseminar.
A review of the requirements and responsibilities of professional sociologists. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Sociology 396L (Topic: Proseminar in Complex Organizations and Institutions) and 397P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in sociology.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in sociology, twelve semester hours of graduate coursework in sociology, and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Sociology 698A.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Sociology.
Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor for two semesters; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Sociology 399R, 699R, or 999R.


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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