Exploration of the major debates and assumptions that construct individual perceptions of what race is and how race matters. Sociological and sub-cultural theories will give students a historical and present day frame with which to view race and ethnic relations in the twenty first century.
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Rashawn RayView: Syllabus
Institutional bases of gender roles and gender inequality, cultural perspectives on gender, gender socialization, feminism, and gender-role change. Emphasis on contemporary American society.
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Lester AndristView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Zach Richer
    Fall 2014Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Wei hsin Yu
Selected Topics in Sociology; Love and Marriage in Modern Society
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Liana SayerView: Syllabus
Introductory statistical concepts are covered including descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, expected values, hypothesis testing, tests of significance, measures of association, and if time permits, introduction to regression analysis. Statistical programming software may be used.
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Meredith KleykampView: Syllabus
An introductory course in qualitative research methods, intended to provide a general overview of the ways sociologists collect qualitative information about social phenomena, focusing on how to collect and anaylyze data that are reliable and applicable to our research questions. We will begin by constructing a research question that will drive our work for the entire semester. You will learn three of the main ways that qualitative data are used in sociological research: analysis of written material, participant observation, and open ended semi-structured interviews.
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Dana R FisherView: Syllabus
Theory and empirical research dealing with the social determination and social consequences of the self-concept. Sociological, psychological, and psychoanalytic approaches to the self.
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    Spring 2015Instructor: Rashawn RayView: Syllabus