Sociology Course Offerings
SO 100* | – Principles in Sociology (Stone Mon/Wed 1-4:30PM)
Start thinking like a sociologist with Professor John Stone. Required of Majors. 4 credits
SO 201 | – Sociological Methods (Barman Mon/Wed 9AM-12:30PM)
Professor Emily Barman takes you into the world of sociological research.
SO 203 | – Sociological Theories (Go Tues/Thurs 1-4:30PM)
Professor Julian Go can be your guide to the great thinkers who have tried to figure out how society works.
SO 205* |- American Families (Connell Tues/Thurs 10AM-1:30PM)
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. So goes the old nursery rhyme anyway, but is this really true of today’s families? Come learn how the changing picture of the “modern family” is linked in surprising ways to both new technologies and old inequalities. Carries divisional credit. – With Professor Catherine Connell
SO 100* | – Principles in Sociology (Rowe Mon/Wed 1-4:30PM)
Start thinking like a sociologist with Lecturer Martin Rowe. Required of Majors. 4 credits
SO 207* | – Race & Ethnic Relations (Benjamin Tues/Thurs 9AM-12:30PM)
In an increasingly diverse world, this is a hot topic. Professor Ruha Benjamin provides new ways to think about it.
SO 215* | – Sociology of Health Care (Olafsdottir Mon/Wed 9AM-12:30PM)
Think doctors and hospitals are always and everywhere the same? Professor Sigrun Olafsdottir will challenge you to expand your horizons.
SO 240* | – Sexuality and Social Life (Donovan Tues/Thurs 1-4:30PM)
Lady Gaga might have us believe we are Born That Way, but what do we really know about sexuality? This course explores the various theories of sex and sexuality and uncovers how even what we do behind closed doors is fundamentally a social experience. – with Lecturer Holly Donovan
SO 253 |- The Sociology of Popular Culture (Hosman Mon/Wed 5:30-9PM)
The songs and images and products and internet sites are everywhere. Lecturer Sarah Hosman will help you put it on the social map.
*Indicates course fulfills SS Divisional Requirements
SO 100* | – Principles in Sociology (TR 2-3:30PM or MWF 10-11AM)
Start thinking like a sociologist with Professor Julian Go (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Professor Ashley Mears (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Includes Discussion sections.
SO 205* |- American Families (TR 9:30-11AM)
So families aren’t just random results of Cupid’s arrow? Professor Catherine Connell introduces sociological ways to think about families. Includes Discussion sections.
SO 207* | – Race & Ethnic Relations (TR 3:30-5PM)
In an increasingly diverse world, this is a hot topic. Professor John Stone provides new ways to think about it.
SO 215* | – Sociology of Health Care (MWF 10-11AM)
Think doctors and hospitals are always and everywhere the same? Professor Sigrun Olafsdottir will challenge you to expand your horizons. Includes discussion sections.
SO 241 | – Sociology of Gender (MWF 2-3PM)
Gender is everywhere – from the commercials on the Super Bowl to the boardrooms of global companies. Professor Ashley Mears guides you to think about it in new ways.
SO 242* |- Globalization and Poverty (TR 12:30-2PM)
This ever popular survey, led by Professor Susan Eckstein, will refocus your worldview.
SO 244*|- Urban Sociology (TR 11-12:30)
Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino guides students through the world of urban phenomena.
SO 203 | – Sociological Theories (TR 9:30-11AM 0r TR 11-12:30PM)
Professor Stephen Kalberg (9:30) or Professor John Stone (11) can be your guide to the great thinkers who have tried to figure out how society works.
SO 303 | – Substantive Themes in Sociological Theory (F 1-4PM)
Conflict, change, authority, and order; what have classic thinkers said about these topics, and how have modern thinkers responded? Professor Liah Greenfeld draws the connections.
SO 400 | – Advanced Research Practicum (Th 12:30-3PM)
PREREQ:(CASSO303 and junior standing) Advanced training from Professor Catherine Connell in developing research questions, research ethics, Institutional Research Board proposals, and data collection and analysis. Required for Work For Distinction students.
SO 206 |- Intro to Globalization (MWF 1-2PM)
How we work and live, even how we organize for change – all are globally connected. Lecturer Nicole Aschoff provides the roadmap.
SO 246 |- Market Transitions (TR 2-3:30)
Professor Alya Guseva explains why buying a refrigerator with a credit card is such a huge change for the quarter of the world’s population just getting the chance.
SO 253 |- The Sociology of Popular Culture (MWF 1-2PM)
The songs and images and products and internet sites are everywhere. Lecturer Courtney Feldscher will help you put it on the social map.
SO 256 |- Contemporary American Society (TR 3:30-5PM)
Just how is America different from other countries? Professor Stephen Kalberg helps you look at this society and what makes it tick.
SO 277 | -Technology and Society (TR 12:30-2PM)
What has technology done? What can it do? What can (or should) be done about it? Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr will broaden your perspective on this fundamental element of society. Course Flyer
SO 313 |- Economic Sociology (MWF 11-12PM)
What we produce and buy, how we organize our work — all shaped by the society and culture in which they take place. Lecturer Zophia Edwards provides a sociological lens for examining the marketplace.
SO 318 |- Childhood and Youth (TR 9:30-11AM)
PREREQ: (SO205 or consent of instructor) Professor Nazli Kibria explores how social institutions influence children’s lives and how the idea of “childhood” itself is created socially.
SO328 |- South Asian Society (TR 2-3:30PM)
What do modernity and identity mean in South Asian societies today? Professor Nazli Kibria introduces you to the contemporary South Asian landscape.
SO 333 |- The Workplace (TR 11-12:30PM)
PREREQ: (One SO Intro. Course or Consent of Instructor) Professor Emily Barman investigates why we both love and hate our jobs — focusing on the global and local determinants of the structure and experience of the contemporary workplace.
SO 408 | – Seminar: Race and Society (W 9-12PM)
Professor John Stone
SO 418 |- Seminar: Sociology of Medicine (T 9:30-12:30PM)
PREREQ: (SO 201 and SO 203 or consent of instructor)
Professor Alya Guseva
SO 420 |- Seminar: Women and Social Change (T 3:30-6:30PM)
Professor Susan Eckstein
SO 434 |- Seminar: Mental Illness (M 1-4PM)
Professor Sigrun Olafsdottir
SO 437 |- Seminar: Sociology of Culture (M 4-7PM)
Professor Liah Greenfeld
SO 438 |- Seminar: Migration (W 12-3PM)
Professor Nazli Kibria
SO 440 |- Seminar: Political Sociology (M 10-1PM)
Professor Stephen Kalberg
SO 444 |- Seminar: Sociology of Education (W 9-12PM)
Professor David Swartz