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Demographic Techniques

Introduction to the mathematical techniques commonly used to measure population characteristics and changes in fertility, mortality, and migration.

Prerequisites:
SOCI 6620, or permission of department.
Proseminar in Sociology

An introduction to the profession of sociology. Faculty members describe their intellectual work and discuss issues of professionalization, including selecting a major professor, preparing for comprehensive exams, writing for publication, and preparing for the job market.
Non-traditional format: The course will consist of weekly one-hour meetings spread out over two semesters.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year. 
Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit.

Sociology of Organizations

The impact of organizational structure on the lives and attitudes of employees; centralization, control, power, and accountability in workplaces; the role of gender in organizations.
Offered on a regular basis. 

Master's Research

Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year. 

Prerequisites:
Permission of department.
Graduate Student Seminar

Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Non-traditional format: Seminar.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year. 

Master's Thesis

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year. 

Prerequisites:
Permission of department.
Special Topics in Sociology

Theory and research on advanced topics selected by the student.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year. 

Prerequisites:
Permission of department.
Seminar in Culture

Approaches to culture, including the critical traditions of Frankfurt and Birmingham; the Durkheimian tradition of collective memory and social integration; and interactionist emphases on cultural products and structuration.

Sociology of Religion

Contemporary social scientific approaches to the analysis of religion. Classic perspectives on religion and secularization contrasted to varied attempts to move beyond secularization theory in response to religious resurgence around the world. Other topics include attempts to reconceptualize the relationship between religion and politics in (post-)modernity. 

Seminar in Sociological Theory and Research

Selected topics on theory and research.

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