401/601 Advanced Sociology – An Intensive survey of major areas of sociology.

405/605 Third World Societies – Analysis of the social structure of Third World societies in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East in comparative historical perspective.

409/609 Gendered Violence – Class and gender as related to an analysis of violence, including battery, rape, stalking, “honor crimes”, genital mutilation and corporate violence.

410/610 Sociology of Aging – Examination of sociological factors affecting the aging process in modern societies.

424/624 Theories in Social Psychology – Review of theories in social psychology. Emphasizes classical studies and the developmental trends which led to current perspectives in social psychology.

427/627 Computer Applications in Sociology – Advanced use of computer in a variety of areas of the social and behavioral sciences.

453/653 Gender and Society – Analysis of gender identity and gender structure from various theoretical perspectives, including social-psychological and structural. Focus on the relationship between gender, culture and social structure.

457/657 Society & Health – Analysis of the social determinants of health, including the way in which social structure produces varying patterns of health and illness.

458/658 Sociology of Mental Health – Overview of sociological determinants of health, including the way in which social structure produces varying patterns of health and illness.

460/660 Critical Sociology – Analysis of critical perspectives in sociology with a focus on the theory of knowledge, idealism vs. Materialism, levels of analysis, and domain assumptions of social scientific methodology.

461 White Identity, Race & Racism – Explores the normativity of “whiteness” in society, develops an understanding of racialized experiences and identities of “white” people and analyzes the institutionalization of racism.

463/663 Social Psychology of Education – Effects on learning of such social psychological factors as family, social class, school social structure, classroom structure and allocation of the teacher role are considered.

480/680 The Family – Analysis of the family as a social institution in historical and social-political context. Examination of sociological and social psychological theories on family structure and process.

483/683 Family Violence – Examination and critical analysis of major theoretical perspectives on family violence. Analysis of current issues and debates in family violence.

485/685 Sociology of Knowledge – A Reciprocal influence of social structure on personal perception and values.

490/690 Class, Race, and Gender – Analysis of the relationship between class, race, and gender. Examination of processes by which these phenomena interact to form the basis of social relations.

495/695 Work and Occupations – Examination of sociological theories and research on work-related issues such as women and minorities in the workplace, occupational choice and socialization and career patterns.

497/697 Special Topics in Sociology – Seminar on selected problems from the study of sociology (1 to 3 credits; maximum of 6 credits).

499/699 Special Problems in Sociology – Supervised reading with regular conferences between student and instructor (1 to 3 credits; maximum of 6 credits).





701 Individual Reading – Supervised reading with regular conferences between student and instructor (1 to 5 credits; maximum of 6 credits).

702 Graduate Research – Research projects in sociology carried out under supervision (1 to 5 credits; maximum of 6 credits).

704 Seminar in Social Organization – Analysis of historical and contemporary forms of social organization in societies from a comparative macro-sociological perspective.

705 Seminar in Social Theory – Consideration of selected topics in sociological theory.

706 Intermediate Statistics I – Theory and application of statistical inference with special emphasis on probability, parametric and nonparametric techniques, including simple and complex analysis of variance, multiple comparison techniques, and trend analysis.

707 Intermediate Statistics II – Theory and application of statistical inference with a special emphasis on multivariate models, including multiple and partial regression, factor analysis, path analysis and discriminant function analysis.

710 History of Social Thought – Development of social thought from earlier times to the beginning of the twentieth century, with emphasis on social theorists of the late nineteenth century.

711 Contemporary Social Theory – Development of social theory in the twentieth century, with emphasis on recent developments in contemporary sociological theory.

717 Comparative Historical Methods – Macrosociological analysis of variations in social structure through the use of cross-cultural historical data. Application of qualitative and quantitative methods in comparative historical research.

718 Research Methods in Social Psychology – Theory construction and application of research methods in social psychology.

719 Research Methods in Sociology – Examination of methodological issues and practices in sociology including the creation of theory, research design and measurement, and various techniques of observation and data collection.

720 Seminar in Class Structure – Examination of major theories of social class and analysis of class structure in different societal settings.

721 Political Sociology – Selected topics in political sociology. Theories of the state and analysis of its origins, development and role in society.

722 Attitudes: Structures, Function and Change – History, theory, assessment, empirical principles and current research. Attitude components; functions served by attitudes; related constructs; attitude psychology, processes, and actions; attitude change.

725 Socialization – Social Psychological approaches to the individual, including field theory, theories of balance and congruency, and other conceptual approaches to social perception, interpersonal attraction, and stability of personality.

726 Interpersonal Transactions – Basic processes of social interaction including person perception, communication, attraction and power in social relationships.

727 Group Behavior – Analysis of behavior in small and intermediate size groups, including organizational behavior and intergroup relations.

728 Collective Behavior and Mass Society – Analysis of social behavior at the societal level, including attitude formation, mass communication, crowd behavior and social movements.

729 Ethnic and Race Relations – Examination of major theories and concepts of ethnic and race relations and the analysis of causes and consequences of ethnic and racial inequality.

730 The Political Economy of Development – Examination of theoretical and methodological issues in development studies. Analysis of problems of development confronting less-developed societies.

731 Advanced Design and Data Analysis – Training in advanced statistical methods for the social and behavioral science. Focus is on advanced regression techniques and multi-level modeling, and their practical application.

732 Social Psychology and Culture – Overview of the ways in which cultural influences help shape human social thinking, values, and behavior.

733 Social Cognition – General principles of how people process information and make sense of their social environment; applications to social judgment, motivation, interaction, relationships, stereotyping and intergroup relations.

734 Social Psychology of Gender – Examination of major social psychological theories and research on gender issues throughout the life course. Emphasis is on gender differences with regard to socialization and its consequences.

735 Social Norms and Deviance – Examination of social psychological processes related to the influence of social norms on behavior.

736 Social Change – Theories of social change and their application to the comparative analysis of social transformation over the historical process.

737 Survey Research Methods – Strategies and techniques of survey research, including planning, sampling, questionnaire construction, coding, and data analysis.

738 Methods and Innovations in Assessment – Theory of assessment of persons and situations. Survey of newer assessment techniques and instruments. Methods of constructing tests and other assessment devices.

739-740 Advanced Social Psychology I and II – Critical examination of selected major sociological and psychological theories in social psychology, including a review of selected newly developing areas of social psychology.

746 Social Psychology and Law – Examination of social psychological processes as they affect legal systems, including studies of jury behavior, procedural justice, plea bargaining, and alternative dispute resolution.

750 Special Topics in Sociology – Consideration of selected topics in Sociology.

764 Special Topics in Social Psychology – Consideration of selected current research problems and conceptual issues in social psychology.

795 Comprehensive Examination (0 credits S/U only)

797 Thesis (1 to 6 credits)

799 Dissertation (1 to 24 credits)




899 Graduate Advisement – Provides access to faculty for continued consultation and advisement. (Limited to 8 credits)