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Graduate Courses in Sociology

Below we list graduate courses in Sociology, along with related courses and other courses taught by Sociology faculty. All Sociology students are normally expected to take 501, 502, 503, 504, and 550 during their course of study. Courses taken by most graduate students as part of their basic preparation are offered each year. Seminars focusing on selected topics are more likely to be offered every other year. In addition to the departmental courses listed below, a number of relevant courses in statistics, social policy, and regional studies are offered through the Woodrow Wilson School. Students also routinely arrange individualized reading courses with faculty and informal seminars involving several students and a faculty member. 

Fall 2014 Courses
Pertinent Courses in Allied Departments
Department of Sociology Reading Courses

Courses in Sociology

Required Core
500 Applied Social Statistics (ENG500 / AMS500 / AFS500)
501 Classical Social Theory (syllabus) (course info)
502 Contemporary Theory
503 Techniques and Methods of Social Science
504 Advanced Social Statistics
505 Research Seminar in Empirical Investigation

Comparative/Regional/Political
506 Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity
573 Inequality and Higher Education (half-term)
591 Seminar in Teaching
598 Advanced Social Network Analysis (half-term)
599 Special Problems in Sociology: Sociological Epistemology
507 Topics in Comparative, Regional and Political Sociology
508 Styles of Comparative Research
509 Comparative Public Policy
510 Comparative Historical Analysis
511 Comparative Perspectives on Gender and Development
512 Research Seminar in Comparative Studies
513 Political Sociology
514 Political Sociology of Transition
515 Civil Society
516 Theories of the State
517 Social Movements
WWS 516a/Soc 518 Topics in Law: The Rule of Law
519 Collective Behavior

Cultural Sociology
520 Topics in Sociology of Culture
521 Sociology of Culture
522 Sociology of Religion
523 Current Debates in Cultural Sociology
524 Culture and Cognition
525 Culture and Communitcations
526 Cultural Analyis
527 Religion and Public Life

Demography
530 Topics in Demography
533 Demography and Social Structure
534 Family
535 Health
536 Nuptiality and Fertility
Econ 571/Soc 531 Survey of Population Probems
WWS 537/Soc 537 Social Organization of Cities
Econ 572/Soc 532 Research Methods in Demogaphy

Economic/Organizational
540 Topics in Economic and Organizational Sociology
541 Economic Sociology
542 Complex Organizations
543 Social Organization
544 Social Network Anlaysis
545 Professions
546 Politics and Economics
547 Advanced Topics in Network Analysis
548 Sociology of Law
549 Workshop on Social Organization

Ethnography
550 Topics in Ethnography
551 The Ethnographic Tradition
552 The Logic of Ethnographic Methods
553 Fieldwork Methods: The Nuts and Bolts of Ethnographic Research
554 Ethnographic Analysis and Writing
555 Microsociology

Inequality
560 Topics in Social Stratification
561 Social Stratification and Inequality
562 Race and Ethnicity
563 Sociology of Gender
564 Elites and Upper Classes
565 Inequality and Culture
566 Comparative work and Labor Markets
567 Crime and Punishment
WWS 526/Soc 568 Poverty and Public Policy
WWS 594f/Soc 569 Other People’s Poverty: Lessons from the OECD Countries
570 Inequality and Culture
WWS 590c/Soc 571 Sociological Studies of Inequality

Migration and Development
574 Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
575 Topics and Migration and Development
576 Migration and Development
577 Sociology of Development
578 Sociology of Immigration and Ethnicity
WWW 536/Soc 579 Immigration, Ethnicity and Public Policy
WWS 571b/Soc 580 Urbanization and Development
WWS 571b/Soc 581 Topics in Development: Globalization and Policy
582 International Migration and Public Policy

Methods
590 Topics in Sociological Methods
590a Topics in Sociological Methods
592 Structural Equation Modeling
593 Missing Data Analysis 
594 Historical Methodology
POL 573/Soc 595 Quantitative Analysis III: Applied Bayesian Data Analysis
596 Web-based Social Research
597 Causal Inference

Pertinent Courses in Allied Departments

Public Affairs
507b Quantitative Analysis: Basic
507c Quantitative Analysis: Advanced
509 Generalized Linear Statistical Models
510 Survey Research Methods
513 Qualitative Research Methods

Population Studies
501 Statistical Demography
503 Evaluation of Demographic Research
Graduate Studies in Sociology 17 

WWS
568/502Health and Mortality
586 Population Policy
587 Research Workshop in Population

Economics
513 Time Series Econometrics
515 Econometric Modeling 

Politics
511 Problems in Political Theory
513 Modern Political Theory
515 Marxian Thought
526 Political Culture 

Religion
501 Religion and the Tradition of Social Theory
505 Studies in American Religion
Note: 400-level courses in Sociology are also recommended 

Department of Sociology Reading Courses

2011 Fall Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Economic History

2010 Spring Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Migration and Eurasia, Gilbert Rozman
Soc 702 Reading Course in Sociology of Education, Thomas Espenshade
Soc 703 Reading Course in Inequality, Sara McLanahan
Soc 704 Reading Course in Sociology of Organizations, Martin Ruef
Soc 705 Reading Course in Social Policy in Comparative Perspectives

2009 Spring Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Crime and Punishment, Devah Pager
Soc 702 Reading Course in Political Sociology, Delia Baldassarri
Soc 703 Reading Course in Organizations, Martin Ruef
Soc 704 Reading Course in Sociology of Migration, Douglas Massey
Soc 705 Reading Course in Elites and Society, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 706 Reading Course in the Sociology of Technology, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 707 Reading Course in the Sociology of Organization of Cities, Douglas Massey
Soc 708 Reading Course in Gender and Development, Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

2009 Fall Reading Courses
Soc 701 Sociology of Religion, Robert Wuthnow
Soc 702 Reading Course in Epidemiology, Scott Lynch
Soc 703 Reading Course in the U.S. Labor Market, Douglas Massey

2008 Spring Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Organizational Sociology, Martin Ruel
Soc 702 Reading Course in Microsociology, Mitchell Duneier
Soc 703 Reading Course in Urban Sociology, Katherine Newman
Soc 704 Reading Course in Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
Soc 705 Reading Course in Sociology of Culture, King-To Yeung

2008 Fall Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Political Sociology, Miguel Centeno
Soc 703 Reading Course in the Black Middle Class:  Class, Culture, and Racial Inequality, Katherine Newman
Soc 705 Reading Course in Sociology of Migration, Douglas Massey
Soc 707 Reading Course in Ethnography, Katherine Newman
Soc 708 Reading Course in Punishment and Crime, Devah Pager
Soc 709 Reading Course in Sociology of Childhood and the Family, Sara McLanahan
Soc 726 Reading Course in Sociology of Religion, Robert Wuthnow
 
Spring 2007 Reading Courses
Soc 702 Reading Course in the Sociology of Religion, Robert Wuthnow
Soc 703 Reading Course in Military Sociology, Kathy Newman 
Soc 704 Reading Course in Class, Status, and the Black Middle Class, Kathy Newman
Soc 705 Reading Course in Poverty and Inequality in Less Developed Countries, Kathy Newman
Soc 707 Reading Course in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Howard Taylor

Fall 2007 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Organizational Theory, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 702 Reading Course in International Political Economy, Miguel Centeno

Spring 2006 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Theory, Practice, and Seminar works in Ethnography, Mitchell Duneier
Soc 702 Reading Course in Classical and Contemporary Theory, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 703 Reading Course in the History & Sociology of the Ghetto, Mitchell Duneier
Soc 704 Sociology of Crime and Punishment, Devah Pager

Fall 2005 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in the Sociology of Education, Mario Small
Soc 702 Reading Course in Culture and Cognition, Paul DiMaggio

Spring 2005 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in the Life Course: Concepts, Methods, and Applications, Scott Lynch
Soc 702 Reading Course in the Family, Sara McLanahan
Soc 703 Reading Course in the Sociology of Race, Douglas Massey 

Fall 2004 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Medical Sociology, Elizabeth Armstrong
Soc 702 Reading Course in International and Political Economy, Miguel Centeno 

Spring 2004 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Religion, Sexuality and Gender, Marie Griffith
Soc 702 Reading Course in Political Sociology, Miguel Centeno
Soc 703 Reading Course in Punishment and Inequality, Bruce Western 

Fall 2003 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Culture and Identity in Mexican Architectural Thought, Leonardi Diaz-Borioli 

Spring 2003 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Social Stratification, Bruce Western
Soc 702 Reading Course in Social Epidemiology, Scott Lynch
Soc 703 Reading Course in Elites and Leadership, Suzanne Keller
Soc 704 Reading Course in Life Course Analysis, Scott Lynch 

Fall 2002 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Social Epidemiology, Scott Lynch
Soc 702 Reading Course in Causal Inference Statistics, Bruce Western 

Spring 2002 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Sociology of Religion, Robert Wuthnow
Soc 702 Reading Course in Japan and North East Asia during the 19th to early 20th Century
Soc 703 Reading Course, Studies in Religion and Society, Robert Wuthnow 

Fall 2001 Reading Courses
No Reading Courses 

Spring 2001 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Reading Course in Political Sociology, Miguel Centeno
Soc 702 Reading Course in Religion and Identity, Robert Wuthnow
Soc 703 Reading Course in Demography and the Media, Betsy Armstrong 

Fall 2000 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Development, Miguel Centeno
Soc 702 Cultural Sociology, Michele Lamont
Soc 703 Gender in Latin America, Miguel Centeno
Soc 704 Sociological Theory, Robert Wuthnow
Soc 705 Social Stratification, Marta Tienda 

Spring 2000 Reading Courses
Soc 706 Sociology of Religion, Robert Wuthnow
Soc 707 Economic Sociology, Viviana Zelizer 

Fall 1999 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Sociology of Development, Miguel Centeno
Soc 704 Social Inequality, Michele Lamont
Soc 705 Political Sociology, Miguel Centeno 

Spring 1999 Reading Courses
Soc 706 Sociology of Knowledge, Michele Lamont
Soc 709 Race and Ethnicity, Marta Tienda 

Fall 1998 Reading Courses
Soc 702 Reading Course in Gender, Sara Curran
Soc 703 Reproductive Health and Fertility, James Trussell
Soc 704 Social Movements, Miguel Centeno
Soc 705 Gender, Work, and Family, Sara Curran 

Spring 1998 Reading Courses
No Reading Courses 

Fall 1997 Reading Courses
Soc 701 China and Russia: Comparisons and Relations, Gilbert Rozman
Soc 702 Self and the Internet, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 703 Nationalism, Miguel Centeno
Soc 705 Comparative Studies (China and Japan), Gilbert Rozman
Soc 706 Soviet and Chinese Political and Socio-economic Organizations, Gilbert Rozman
Soc 707 Woman and Development, Sara Curran 

Spring 1997 Reading Courses
Soc 704 Economy and Society, Bruce Western
Soc 705 Culture and Civil Society, Robert Wuthnow 

Fall 1996 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Sociology of Culture, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 702 Sociology of Gender, Viviana Zelizer
Soc 703 Comparative Sociology with an Emphasis on France, Michele Lamont 

Spring 1996 Reading Courses
Soc 701 Network Analysis, Paul DiMaggio
Soc 703 Comparative Historical Sociology, Miguel Centeno
Soc 704 Theory and Culture, Michele Lamont
Soc 705 Sociology of Knowledge, Michele Lamont
Soc 706 Political Sociology, Paul Starr
Soc 707 Japan and China, Gilbert Rozman
Soc 708 Gender, Viviana Zelizer
Soc 709 Work and Occupations, Paul DiMaggio