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Seminar in Critical Theory

Critical social theory from its origins in Germany in the 1920s to its present development in Europe and the United States. Includes Frankfurt theorists such as Horkheimer, Marcuse, and Adorno; second-generation Frankfurters, especially Habermas; and contemporary critical theories of identity, culture, justice, and politics.

Social Movements and Collective Behavior

Analysis of methodologies and theories used in the study of social movements. Case studies may include local, national, (United States and other) and transnational movements.
Non-traditional format: Seminar.

Offered on a regular basis. 

 

Seminar in Gender Stratification

Research and theories of gender equality and inequality in America and other cultures. Topics include gender stratification in public and private domains, and the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation.
Offered on a regular basis. 

Prerequisites:
SOCI 6280 , or WMST 7010, or permission of department.
Seminar in Global Perspectives on Gender

Analysis of diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender and its relationship to social, economic, political, and ideological spheres. Case studies may be drawn from Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Offered on a regular basis.

Seminar in Political Sociology

Issues of class, gender, and race. Topics include power and state formation; competing paradigms of state action; the relationship between the state and economy; collective action; democratization, legitimacy and revolution.

Seminar in Organization and Social Control

Prerequisite: SOCI 6470 or SOCI 6800 or SOCI 6950.
Organizational processes that control behavior, including work performance, career development, and off-job attitudes, orientations, and behaviors.

Prerequisites:
SOCI 6470, or SOCI 6800, or SOCI 6950
Empirical Model-Building in Social Research

Prerequisite: SOCI 6630 or STAT 6220 or permission of department.
Simultaneous equations and confirmatory factor methods to evaluate structural and measurement models. Emphasis on the interplay between theory and the construction and evaluation of empirical models.

Prerequisites:
SOCI 6630, or STAT 6220, or permission of department
Social Network Analysis

Social network analysts consider relations to be the focal units of analysis – and the bases of social structure. This course surveys a mixture of mathematical and statistical techniques for analyzing social networks. Students will gain a working knowledge of relevant software packages and common approaches to network analysis.

Offered on a regular basis.

Theories of Social Psychology

Major classic and contemporary theories, including Freudian theory, exchange theory, dramaturgy, phenomenology, and ethnomethodology.
Offered on a regular basis. 

Communites and Crime

Urban crime and spatial variation in crime rates. The impact of crime on the structure of communities and its role in neighborhood decline.
Offered on a regular basis. 

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