Spring 2020 Class Schedule
|SOCIOL 110-0||Introduction to Sociology||David Schieber||MW 12:30-1:50|
SOCIOL 110-0 Introduction to Sociology
Sociology is a huge field of study, and includes and enormous variety of topics and methods. Each week, we will focus on a specific area of sociological study (Culture, Gender, Race, Family, Money, Deviance, etc.) with the goal of offering you a general overview of the types of questions sociologists ask and how they answer them. By the end of the quarter, you will be able to think sociologically about your own world, and hopefully develop a budding interest in one or more of the areas we discuss in class.
|SOCIOL 202-0||Social Problems||Margarita Rayzberg||MW 3:30-4:50|
SOCIOL 202-0 Social Problems
|SOCIOL 208-0||Race and Society||Quincy Stewart||TTH 3:30-4:50|
SOCIOL 208-0 Race and Society
|SOCIOL 215-0||Economy and Society||Bruce Carruthers||TTH 3:30-4:50|
SOCIOL 215-0 Economy and Society
|SOCIOL 226-0||Sociological Analysis||Karrie Snyder||MW 12:30-1:50|
SOCIOL 226-0 Sociological Analysis
Logic and methods of social research, qualitative and quantitative analysis of social data, and ethical, political, and policy issues in social research. Foundation for further work in social research.
|SOCIOL 227-0||Legal Studies Research Methods||Bob Nelson||TTH 9:30-10:50|
SOCIOL 227-0 Legal Studies Research Methods
|SOCIOL 302-0||Sociology of Organizations||David Schieber||MW 9:30-10:50|
SOCIOL 302-0 Sociology of Organizations
|SOCIOL 303-0||Analysis and Interpretation of Social Data||Jean Clipperton||MW 11:00-12:20|
SOCIOL 303-0 Analysis and Interpretation of Social Data
|SOCIOL 319-0||Sociology of Science||Madeleine Pape||TTH 9:30-10:50|
SOCIOL 319-0 Sociology of Science
This course will explore feminist perspectives on science and technology, also known as Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS) or Feminist Technoscience. How does gender shape the production of scientific knowledge? How have feminist scholars found ways to interrogate claims about the biological basis of sex and commitments to sex as a binary (female/male) form of difference? How can we rethink our belief in technologies as neutral and value-free? How is scientific knowledge and practice also shaped by histories of colonialism, the contemporary dynamics of race, sexuality, disability, and the queer turn in the social sciences and humanities? The rich interdisciplinary field of Feminist Technoscience opens up new ways to think about the “objectivity” of science, its political underpinnings, and its effects in the world.
The course is organized around five units: (1) gendering the biology of sex; (2) feminist biology as an alternative science; (3) intersectional perspectives on science and technology; (4) recent work in feminist technoscience; and (5) governing sex and science.
|SOCIOL 324-0||Global Capitalism||Onur Özgöde||MW 11:00-12:20|
SOCIOL 324-0 Global Capitalism
|SOCIOL 327-0||Youth and Society||Karrie Snyder||MW 3:30-4:50|
SOCIOL 327-0 Youth and Society
|SOCIOL 356-0||Sociology of Gender||Ann Orloff||TTH 2:00-3:20|
SOCIOL 356-0 Sociology of Gender
|SOCIOL 376-0||Heterosexualities||Héctor Carrillo||TTH 9:30-10:50|
SOCIOL 376-0 Heterosexualities
How and when did the identities that we know today as “straight” or “heterosexual” come into existence? And how have those identities differed across time and space? Drawing on the academic literature and representations in film and other popular media, we will examine the “invention of heterosexuality” and its transformation and diversification over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. By paying attention to multiple definitions of heterosexuality—including those that coexist within a single historical moment and location—we will problematize the notion that heterosexuality can be simply conceived as a single, unitary sexual identity. Among other topics, we will discuss the increasingly blurring boundaries between heterosexuality and other sexual identities; heteroflexibility, sexual fluidity, and other challenges to conventional definitions of heterosexuality; the power associated with heterosexuality, masculinity, and femininity; the effects of sexual inequality; contemporary problems and issues, including hookup culture and definitions of sexual consent; and imagined futures of the notions of sexual identity and sexual orientation.
|SOCIOL 376-0||Masculinities||Tony Silva||MW 2:00-3:20|
SOCIOL 376-0 Masculinities
How do scientific claims and technological developments help transform cultural understandings of race, gender, and sexuality? Conversely, how do cultural beliefs about race, gender, and sexuality influence scientific knowledge and medical practice? This class will take up a series of controversies from the recent past and present to explore the dynamic interplay between expert findings, social identities, and political arguments.
|SOCIOL 379-0||Understanding Genocide||Jeff Rice||TTH 12:30-1:50|
SOCIOL 379-0 Understanding Genocide
|SOCIOL 392-0||Technology, Work, Love, & Life||Morgan Clark||MW 3:30-4:50|
SOCIOL 392-0 Technology, Work, Love, & Life
Technology is an integral part of society: from the wheel, to the cotton gin, to the modern computer. Technology is everywhere and humans have always used technology to shape society and vice versa. How do people relate to technology? How has our culture been affected by technology? How has technology itself been shaped by societal norms, and values? This course gives an overview of the growing and important field of the Sociology of Technology.
|SOCIOL 401-2||Statistical Analysis of Social Data: Applied Regression Methods II||Julia Behrman||MW 2:00-3:20|
SOCIOL 401-2 Statistical Analysis of Social Data: Applied Regression Methods II
|SOCIOL 437-0||Economic Sociology||Bruce Carruthers||TH 9:30-12:20|
SOCIOL 437-0 Economic Sociology
|SOCIOL 476-0||Business and Society||Anthony Chen||TH 2:00-5:00|
SOCIOL 476-0 Business and Society
|SOCIOL 476-0||Case Study and Small N Methods||Jim Mahoney||W 9:00-11:50|
SOCIOL 476-0 Case Study and Small N Methods
|SOCIOL 476-0||Demographic Methods||Quincy Stewart||W 3:30-6:20|
SOCIOL 476-0 Demographic Methods
This course aims to introduce students to this way of viewing the world. Namely, it will cover the the principal methodological tools used by demographers for studying changes in population size and composition including: basic measures of mortality, fertility and migration; life table construction; multiple decrement life tables; stable populations; population projections; age patterns of vital events; and event history analysis. Students will learn to apply these and other demographic methods through a series of weekly problem sets.
|SOCIOL 476-0||Health, Illness, and Biomedicine||Steven Epstein||TU 2:00-5:00|
SOCIOL 476-0 Health, Illness, and Biomedicine
|SOCIOL 476-0||Race and Theory||Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz||TU 9:00-11:50|
SOCIOL 476-0 Race and Theory
|SOCIOL 476-0||Research Design||Julia Behrman||M 9:00-12:00|
SOCIOL 476-0 Research Design
This is a practical course aimed at helping students who are just starting out on a research project. This is not a course in the philosophy of research design and/or research methods. Although students may have a range of backgrounds and expertise we will focus on the fundamentals so that even those early on in their research careers gain familiarity with both the research process and the professional aspects of sociological research.
|SOCIOL 570-0||Seminar on College Teaching||Laura Acosta-Gonzalez||TU 12:00-2:00|
SOCIOL 570-0 Seminar on College Teaching