501. STATISTICS. Introduction to descriptive and sampling statistics; emphasis on measures of central tendency, dispersion, linear correlation, and parametric tests of significance. (3)
502. SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS. In this course, students will critically analyze the assumptions, strengths, and limitations of different research methods in order to develop a researchable sociological question, write a research proposal, and carry out an actual research project. (3)
531. LECTURES IN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION. Theoretical and pragmatic aspects of community problems and development.
545. SEMINAR IN POPULATION STUDIES. Population distribution, composition, growth, migration, vital processes, and problems.
552. INDIVIDUAL STUDY PROJECT. (3)
555. HEALTH CARE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY. (3)
601. STUDIES IN SOCIAL THEORY. (3)
605. PRACTICUM IN RESEARCH. Practical research experience through the development of social research designs, data collection in the field, and detailed analysis and discussion of collected data. (3)
607. STUDIES IN THE COMMUNITY. An examination of the theory and methods of community study. Major focus is on the community in change. (3)
611. STUDIES IN POPULATION ANALYSIS. Current databases, methods in demographic research and their applications.
613. STUDIES IN RACE AND ETHNICITY. Examines racial and ethnic relations in historical and comparative perspectives using contemporary social scientific research and theories. (3)
615. SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE. This seminar will explore themes and debates that emerge from the intersection of contemporary social theory and sociology of culture, and that animate contemporary research on culture. (3)
621. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I. Practical topics related to the graduate program and the discipline of sociology, including succeeding in graduate school, preparing a vita, ethical and human subjects issues, forming a thesis committee, utilizing technology, and preparing for interviews. (1)
622. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT II. Practical topics related to the graduate program and the discipline of sociology, including succeeding in graduate school, preparing a vita, ethical and human subjects issues, forming a thesis committee, utilizing technology, and preparing for interviews. (1)
623. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH SEMINAR. Offers graduate students the opportunity to discuss collectively a variety of issues related to writing an M.A thesis. Focus on peer review and revision of thesis chapters. (1)
625. CURRENT DEBATES IN GENDER. Examines the social and cultural construction of gender differences in contemporary U.S. society, focusing on the social history of gender roles and gender inequality in current cultural and institutional practices. (3)
631. STUDIES IN DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. Sociological perspectives on deviance; comprehensive review, analysis, and evaluation of theories of deviant behavior from the past to the present. (3)
635. TEACHING SOCIOLOGY. Interactive seminar includes creating a teaching philosophy, fostering creativity, leading meaningful discussions, managing a classroom, planning a class or presentation, communicating powerfully, utilizing technology and evaluation. Develop practical skills and practice leading sessions. (3)
640. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH DISPARITIES. Overview of historical roots and contemporary sociological relevance of disparties in health and wellness. Focus on race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation and their impact on health. Potential remedies for disparities are discussed. (3)
651. FIELDS OF SOCIOLOGY. Basic theory and methods applied to selected areas of sociological analysis. (3)
652. INDIVIDUAL STUDY PROJECT. (3)
697. THESIS. (1-12)
699. INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY. Supervised research and work in organizations either on or off campus. Z grade (3-9)