Courses Offered in Spring 2015

SOCY 224: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT RACE?
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 2015 Instructor: Rashawn Ray View Syllabus
SOCY 325: Sociology of Gender
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 2015 Instructor: Liana Sayer View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Lester Andrist View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Zach Richer
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Liana Sayer View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Wei hsin Yu
SOCY 498X: Selected Topics in Sociology; Love and Marriage in Modern Society
Selected Topics in Sociology; Love and Marriage in Modern Society
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    Spring 2015 Instructor: Liana Sayer View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Liana Sayer View Syllabus
SOCY 601: Statistics For Sociological Research I
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 2015 Instructor: Meredith Kleykamp View Syllabus
SOCY 632: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
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 2015 Instructor: Dana R Fisher View Syllabus
SOCY 645: SOCIOLOGY OF SELF-CONCEPT
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 2015 Instructor: Rashawn Ray View Syllabus