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Analysis and Interpretation of Sociological Data I

Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses of non-experimental quantitative evidence. Topics include frequency distributions, central tendency and dispersion, cross tabulation, mean difference analyses, statistical inference, regression, and the use of microcomputers and statistical software to conduct quantitative data analysis.
Offered fall semester every year. 

Analysis and Interpretation of Sociological Data II

Multivariate data analysis; the design and execution of an independent research project using such techniques.
Offered spring semester every year. 

Prerequisites:
SOCI 6620, or permission of department.
Sociology of Aging

The status, roles, and demographic aspects of the aging population and its relationship with social institutions.
Course will not be offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites:
SOCI 1101, or SOCI 1600, or permission of department.
Survey Research Methods

The procedures, methods, and problems of survey data collection. Topics include the historical development of survey research; sources of error in surveys; sampling; formatting questionnaires and interviews; and interviewing techniques.

Qualitative Methods of Social Research

Qualitative approaches to research, with an emphasis on participant observation, intensive interviews, and analysis of text. Students must complete a major fieldwork project.
Offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites:
SOCI 6600, or permission of department.
Sociology of Work and Industry

Theories and research on work, industry, and organizations. Topics include the impact of organizations and workplaces on employees; models of management and control; and recent transformations in work and work organizations.
Offered on a regular basis. 

Sociology of Crime

The nature, extent, and correlates of crime; theories of criminal behavior and victimization.
Offered on a regular basis.

Social Deviance and Mental Health

Theory and research relating to various types of deviant behavior, including crime, family violence, substance use, and mental and physical illness. Social structural, cultural, social psychological, evolutionary, and biosocial theories will be examined.

Sociology of Law

The nature of law, and the ways the legal system reflects its broader social context.
Offered every year. 

Sociology of Occupations

Occupational choice, socialization, careers, and professionalization; contemporary issues concerning women and work, minorities and work, the consequences of bureaucratic and technological changes, and the impact of work on non-work behavior.
Offered on a regular basis. 

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