Doctoral student Jonathan Shaffer (in his first year) has won the National...
GRS SO 701: Advanced Sociological Theory (Classical)fall’16
GRS SO 702: Proseminar: Sociological Methods fall’16
GRS SO 708: Contemporary Sociological Theorysprg ’17
Covers the basic elements of the major theoretical paradigms in modern sociology, covering topics and problems in the philosophy of social science and current controversies in the field.
GRS SO 712: Qualitative Methodssprg ’17
Introduces qualitative methods in sociology, highlighting ethnography and interviews. Strengthens students’ evaluation skills, enhances understanding of the logic of qualitative design, and allows students to employ qualitative methods and develop a research proposal.
GRS SO 716: Macro Organizational Theory
Organization theory aims to explain the origins, persistence, and disappearance of organizations. This seminar introduces the major theoretical approaches and debates in organizational theory. Besides providing a roadmap to the field, it also aims to help generate original research ideas. Cross-listed with GSM DS 911.
GRS SO 765: The Sociology of Religion
GRS SO 803: Seminar: Gender Stratification fall ’16
GRS SO 804: Seminar: The Family fall’16
GRS SO 808: Seminar: Ethnic, Race, and Minority Relationssprg ’17
Formation and position of ethnic minorities in the United States, including cross-group comparisons from England, Africa, and other parts of the world. Readings and field experience.
GRS SO 811: Seminar: Sociology of the Nonprofit SectorFall ’16
Introduction to sociological research on that part of society known as the nonprofit sector, including nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, voluntary associations, and social movements. Focus on some of the literature’s major themes: civil society, social capital, and nongovernmental organizations.
GRS SO 812: Seminar: Identity, Society, and Religious Life
GRS SO 818: Medical Sociology
GRS SO 820: Graduate Study in Women and Social Change
in the Developing World sprg ’17
GRS SO 822: Advanced Seminar in Religion and Social Change
GRS SO 834: Seminar: Mental Illness Fall ’16
Sociology and social psychology in study of incidence and prevalence of mental illness, organization of treatment institutions, doctor-patient relationships, and community psychiatry.
GRS SO 837: Seminar: Sociology of CultureFall’16
Sociology of culture in the twenty-first century. Focuses on the connection between the mind and culture. Examines the interdependence between culture, society, and individuals, and how belief, faith, knowledge, symbol, ritual, and the like both produce and are products of social organization.
GRS SO 838: Seminar on International Migration sprg ’17
Explores the social dynamics of contemporary international migration, ranging from the development of transnational migrant communities to the impact of state policies that strive to regulate migrant labor flows.
GRS SO 839: Seminar: State Building and Failure in the
GRS SO 840: Seminar: Political Sociology
GRS SO 844: Seminar: Sociology of Education
Explores how learning is executed in different settings and persons are selected to fit in various parts of our culture and how the institution of education contributes to social stability and change. Contemporary educational reforms are reviewed and their effects are analyzed.
GRS SO 847: Seminar: Global Sociology
GRS SO 848: Culture, Markets, and Inequality
GRS SO 850: Seminar: Technology and Society
GRS SO 852: Contemporary Debates in Sexualities Researchsprg ’17
Engages debates about sexual identities, practices, and communities, conceptualizing sexuality as both a social construct and an institution. Students consider how sexualities operate across social contexts, their effects on systems of inequalities, and their intersections with race, class, and gender.
GRS SO 862: Seminar: Great Theorists
GRS SO 890: Seminar: Global Health: Politics,
Institutions, and Ideology Sprg’17