Spring 2022 Class SchedulePlease remember that courses and schedules are subject to change.
|SOCIOL 101-6||First-Year Seminar Topic: Utopian Communities||Al Hunter||TTh 11am-12:20pm|
SOCIOL 101-6 First-Year Seminar Topic: Utopian Communities
|SOCIOL 110-0||Introduction to Sociology||David Schieber||MW 12:30pm-1:50pm|
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||Karrie Snyder||MW 3:30pm-4:50pm|
SOCIOL 202-0 Social Problems
|SOCIOL 208-0||Race and Society||Quincy Stewart||TTh 2pm-3:20pm|
SOCIOL 208-0 Race and Society
|SOCIOL 211-0||Food and Society: An Introduction||Miri Eliyahu||MW 11am-12:20pm|
SOCIOL 211-0 Food and Society: An Introduction
Description coming soon
|SOCIOL 216-0||Gender and Society||Julia Behrman||TTh 3:30pm-4:50pm|
SOCIOL 216-0 Gender and Society
Gender structures our daily lives in fundamental ways, yet we are often unaware of its effects. For example, why do we associate blue with boys and pink with girls? Why do most administrative forms only have two categories (i.e. Male and Female)? Why do male doctors, on average, have higher incomes than female doctors? The course introduces students to the sociological analysis of gender as a central component of social organization and social inequality in the US context. We start by reviewing key sociological concepts that are important to the study of gender. Next, we explore the causes and consequences of gender inequalities in important social institutions such as the family, the education system, and the labor market. We conclude by considering gender inequality in an international comparative context to understand crosscutting similarities and differences between the US and both high- and low-income contexts. This allows us to explore the role social norms and policies play in perpetuating and/or mitigating gender inequalities.
|SOCIOL 220-0||Health, Biomedicine, Culture, and Society||Steve Epstein||TTh 9:30am-10:50am|
SOCIOL 220-0 Health, Biomedicine, Culture, and Society
Present-day medicine and health care are flashpoints for a bewildering array of controversies--about whose interests the health care system should serve and how it should be organized; about the trustworthiness of the medical knowledge we rely on when we are confronted with the threat of illness; about the politics and ethics of biomedical research; about whether health care can be made affordable; about how the benefits of good health can be shared equitably across lines of social class, race, and gender; and about the proper roles of health professionals, scientists, patients, activists, and the state in establishing medical, political, and ethical priorities. By providing a broad introduction to the domain of health and biomedicine, this course will take up such controversies as matters of concern to all. We will analyze the cultural meanings associated with health and illness; the political controversies surrounding health care, medical knowledge production, and medical decision-making; and the structure of the social institutions that comprise the health care industry. We will examine many problems with the current state of health and health care in the United States, and we will also consider potential solutions.
|SOCIOL 226-0||Sociological Analysis||Karrie Snyder||TTh 11am-12:20pm|
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||Robert Nelson||TTh 11am-12:20pm|
SOCIOL 227-0 Legal Studies Research Methods
|SOCIOL 276-0||Critical thought on Race and Ethnicity||Vilna Bashi-Treitler||MW 2pm-3:20pm|
SOCIOL 276-0 Critical thought on Race and Ethnicity
|SOCIOL 302-0||Sociology of Organizations||David Schieber||MW 9:30am-10:50am|
SOCIOL 302-0 Sociology of Organizations
|SOCIOL 303-0||Analysis and Interpretation of Social Data||Jean Clipperton||MW 11am-12:20pm|
SOCIOL 303-0 Analysis and Interpretation of Social Data
|SOCIOL 317-0||Global Development||James Mahoney||MW 9:30am-10:50am|
SOCIOL 317-0 Global Development
|SOCIOL 327-0||Youth and Society||Karrie Snyder||MW 12:30pm-1:50pm|
SOCIOL 327-0 Youth and Society
|SOCIOL 355-0||Sociology of Medicine||Carol Heimer||TTh 2pm-3:20pm|
SOCIOL 355-0 Sociology of Medicine
|SOCIOL 376-0||Heterosexualities||Hector Carrillo||TTh 2pm-3:20pm|
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||Race, Gender, Sex & Science||Steve Epstein||TTh 3:30pm-4:50pm|
SOCIOL 376-0 Race, Gender, Sex & Science
|SOCIOL 376-0||Sociology of Technology||Santiago Molina||MW 2pm-3:20pm|
SOCIOL 376-0 Sociology of Technology
|SOCIOL 392-0-21||Science and the Public||Clay Davis||MW 3:30pm-4:50pm|
SOCIOL 392-0-21 Science and the Public
|SOCIOL 401||Categorical Regression||Julia Behrman||MW 2pm-3:20pm|
SOCIOL 401 Categorical Regression
|SOCIOL 403||Field Methods||Michael Rodriguez-Muniz||Th 3:30pm-6:30pm|
SOCIOL 403 Field Methods
|SOCIOL 476-0||Demographic Methods and Social Simulations||Quincy Stewart||W 1:30pm-4:20pm|
SOCIOL 476-0 Demographic Methods and Social Simulations
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||Indigeneity, States, and Settler Colonialism||Redbird and Orloff||T 1:30pm-4:20pm|
SOCIOL 476-0 Indigeneity, States, and Settler Colonialism
|SOCIOL 476-0||Networks||Andrew Papachristos||MW 11am-12:20pm|
SOCIOL 476-0 Networks
Social Network Analysis (SNA) refers to both a theoretical perspective and a set of methodological techniques. As a theoretical perspective, SNA stresses the interdependence among social actors. This approach views the social world as patterns or regularities in relationships among interacting units and focuses on how such patterns affect the behavior of network units or actors. A “structure” emerges as a persistent pattern of interaction that can influence a multitude of behaviors, such as getting a job, income attainment, political decision making, social revolutions, organizational merges, global finance and trade markets, delinquent youth behaviors, the spread of infectious diseases, and so on. As a methodological approach, SNA refers to a catalog of techniques steeped in mathematical graph theory and now extending to statistical simulation and algebraic models. This course surveys the growing field of SNA, emphasizing the merger of theory and method while gaining hands-on experience with network data and software. As such, the course is designed to be (roughly) equal parts theory and methods. Students will leave the course with the ability to understand and apply SNA in a variety of contexts.
|SOCIOL 476-0||Set-Theoretic Methods||James Mahoney||T 9am-11:50am|
SOCIOL 476-0 Set-Theoretic Methods
|SOCIOL 570-0||Seminar on College Teaching||David Schieber||F F 9:30am-11:20am|
SOCIOL 570-0 Seminar on College Teaching