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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Liberal Arts

Sociology

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; 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.

SOC | Sociology

180, 280, 380. Conference Course. Sociological topics not otherwise offered at the graduate level. The equivalent of one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. 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. May be counted toward elective requirements.

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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Required of all graduate students during their first semester of study. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Required of all graduate students during their first semester of study. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Required of all graduate students during their first semester of study. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Sociology 387L and 387T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 384L or the equivalent.

387T. Constructing the Texas Survey. Restricted to students in the Texas Survey Project. Principles of sampling, questionnaire design, and survey implementation. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Sociology 387L and 387T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Sociology 387L or the equivalent.

388T. Analysis of the Texas Survey. Restricted to students in the Texas Survey Project. Data cleaning, analysis, and reporting, including final projects based on survey data. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and Sociology 387L or 387T.

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. May be counted toward the demography specialization. Required for all students specializing in demography.

Topic 2: Human Fertility. May be counted toward either the demography or the health specialization, but not both.

Topic 3: Human Mortality. May be counted toward either the demography or the health specialization, but not both.

Topic 4: Migration. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 1: Migration). May be counted toward either the demography or the race and ethnicity specialization, but not both.

Topic 6: Training Seminar in Demography. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be counted toward the demography specialization. Required for all students specializing in demography.

Topic 8: Demography of Minorities. May be counted toward either the demography or the race and ethnicity specialization, but not both.

Topic 9: Immigration. May not be counted by students with credit for Sociology 389K (Topic: Immigration and Immigration Policy or Immigration: Patterns and Policies). May be counted toward either the demography or the race and ethnicity specialization, but not both.

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. May be counted toward either the demography or the social organizations specialization, but not both.

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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Required of all students specializing in demography. 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. May be counted toward the statistics and methods requirement. Recommended for all students specializing in demography. 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. May be counted toward the theory specialization.

Topic 2: Current Debates. May be counted toward the theory requirement. Required of all graduate students during their second semester of study.

Topic 3: Background of Sociology (Pre-Twentieth Century). May be counted toward the theory requirement. Required of all graduate students during their first semester of study.

Topic 4: Evolutionary Theory (including Sociobiology). May be counted toward the theory specialization.

395D. Seminars in Development. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Not all topics are offered every year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Economic Development and Social Change. Sociology 395D (Topic 1) and 395K (Topic 9: Economic Development and Social Change) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development and political sociology specializations.

Topic 2: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America). Sociology 395D (Topic 2) and 395K (Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development specialization.

Topic 3: The Mexican Political System in Transition. Sociology 395D (Topic 3) and 395K (Topic: Mexican Political System in Transition) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development and political sociology specializations.

Topic 4: Health and Development in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 5: Health and Development in Latin America). Sociology 395D (Topic 4) and 396L (Topic 6: Health and Development in Latin America) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development and health specializations.

Topic 5: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 6: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America). Sociology 395D (Topic 5) and 396L (Topic 8: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development and social organizations specializations.

Topic 6: New Approaches to Third-World Development. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 18: New Approaches to Third-World Development). Sociology 395D (Topic 6) and 396L (Topic 9: New Approaches to Third-World Development) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development specialization.

Topic 7: Citizenship and Social Policy in Latin America. Sociology 395D (Topic 7) and 395K (Topic: Citizenship/Social Policy in Latin America) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development and political sociology specializations.

Topic 8: Economic Sociology. Sociology 395D (Topic 6) and 396L (Topic: Economic Sociology) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the development specialization.

395F. Seminars in Family. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Not all topics are offered every year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 2: Marriage, Family, and Kinship. Sociology 395F (Topic 2) and 396L (Topic 2: Marriage, Family, and Kinship) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the family specialization.

Topic 3: Family and Health. Sociology 395F (Topic 3) and 396L (Topic: Family and Health) may not both be counted May be counted toward the family and health specializations.

Topic 4: Family Life. Sociology 395F (Topic 4) and 396L (Topic: Family Life) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the family specialization.

Topic 5: Poverty and the Family. Sociology 395F (Topic 5) and 396L (Topic: Poverty and the Family) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the family specialization.

Topic 6: Controversial Family Issues in Modern Society. Sociology 395F (Topic 6) and 396L (Topic: Controversial Family Issues in Modern Society) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the family specialization.

395G. Seminars in Gender. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Not all topics are offered every year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Gender Stratification. Sociology 395G (Topic 2) and 395K (Topic 4: Gender Stratification) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the gender and social organizations specializations.

Topic 2: Gender Differentiation. Sociology 395G (Topic 3) and 395K (Topic 10: Gender Differentiation) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the gender specialization.

Topic 3: Gender and Family. Sociology 395G (Topic 4) and 395K (Topic: Gender and Family) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the gender and family specializations.

Topic 4: Gender and Health. Sociology 383K (Topic 3: Gender and Health) and 395G (Topic 4) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the gender and health specializations.

Topic 5: Gender and Development. May be counted toward the gender and development specializations.

395J. Seminars in Health. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Not all topics are offered every year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Sociology of Health and Illness. Sociology 395J (Topic 1) and 396L (Topic 4: Sociology of Health and Illness) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the health specialization.

Topic 2: The Politics of Health and Long-Term Care Reform. Sociology 395J (Topic 2) and 396L (Topic: Politics of Health/Long-Term Care Reform) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the health and political sociology specializations.

Topic 3: Politics and Policies in Aging Populations. Sociology 395J (Topic 3) and 395K (Topic: Politics/Policies in Aging Populations) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the health and political sociology specializations.

Topic 4: Comparative Social Welfare Systems. Sociology 395J (Topic 4) and 396L (Topic: Comparative Social Welfare Systems) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the health and social organizations specializations.

Topic 5: US-Mexico Border Health. Sociology 395J (Topic 5) and 396L (Topic: US-Mexico Border Health) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the health and development specializations.

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

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. May be counted toward the race and ethnicity specialization.

Topic 2: Blacks in the United States. May be counted toward the race and ethnicity specialization.

Topic 3: Mexican Americans. May be counted toward the race and ethnicity specialization.

Topic 7: Asian Americans. May be counted toward the race and ethnicity specialization.

Topic 8: Race, Media, and Culture. May be counted toward the race and ethnicity specialization.

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. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

Topic 3: Community. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

Topic 7: Evaluation Research. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Stratification and Social Mobility. Sociology 395K (Topic 1: Stratification and Social Mobility) and 396L (Topic 10) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

Topic 11: Sociology of Organizational Cultures. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

Topic 12: Sociology of Education. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

Topic 13: Opportunity Creation of Entrepreneurs. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

Topic 14: Opportunity Identification for Entrepreneurs. May be counted toward the social organizations specialization.

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. May be counted toward the criminology specialization.

Topic 6: Deviance. May be counted toward the criminology specialization.

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. May be counted toward the criminology specialization.

Topic 2: Theories of Crime Causation. May be counted toward the criminology specialization.

Topic 3: Criminal Justice. May be counted toward the criminology specialization.

396P. Seminars in Political Sociology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Not all topics are offered every year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Political Sociology. Sociology 395K (Topic 3: Political Sociology) and 396P (Topic 1) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 2: Social Movements. Sociology 395K (Topic 5: Social Movements) and 396P (Topic 2) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 3: Social Change. Sociology 395K (Topic 12: Social Change) and 396P (Topic 3) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 4: Postcommunist Societies. Sociology 395K (Topic 8: Postcommunist Societies) and 396P (Topic 4) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 5: Nonviolent Social Movements. Sociology 395K (Topic 11: Nonviolent Social Movements) and 396P (Topic 5) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 6: Elites. Same as Government 390L (Topic 10: Elites). Sociology 395K (Topic 13: Elites) and 396P (Topic 6) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 7: Peace, Conflict, and Violence. Sociology 396L (Topic: Peace, Conflict, and Violence) and 396P (Topic 7) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology specialization.

Topic 8: Cultural Sociology. Sociology 394K (Topic: Cultural Sociology) and 396P (Topic 8) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the political sociology and religion specializations.

396R. Seminars in Religion. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Not all topics are offered every year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Sociology of Religion. Sociology 396L (Topic 5: Sociology of Religion) and 396R (Topic 1) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the religion specialization.

397D. Publishing Papers in Sociology. Sociology 383K (Topic: Publishing Papers in Sociology) and 397D may not both be counted. May be counted toward elective requirements. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

397P. Proseminar. A review of the requirements and responsibilities of professional sociologists. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. 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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