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.
Courses Offered in Spring 2015
Institutional bases of gender roles and gender inequality, cultural perspectives on gender, gender socialization, feminism, and gender-role change. Emphasis on contemporary American society.
Prerequisite: 3 credits in SOCY courses. Also offered as: WMST325. Credit only granted for: SOCY325 or WMST325.
Selected Topics in Sociology; Love and Marriage in Modern Society
Prerequisite: Restricted to Sociology majors or permission of departmen t.
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.
Prerequisite: SOCY201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: SOCY601 and SURV601
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.
Restriction: Must be in Sociology (Doctoral) program; and permission of instructor.
Theory and empirical research dealing with the social determination and social consequences of the self-concept. Sociological, psychological, and psychoanalytic approaches to the self.
See Testudo for prerequisites