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Undergraduate Course List

Undergraduate Courses in Sociology Below we list undergraduate courses in Sociology. All sociology students are required to take 101, 300, 301, and 302. Sociology majors must take nine courses within the department including those listed above. Two of the nine courses may come from other departments (cognates) with the approval of the Departmental Representative. In addition to the courses listed below, seniors are allowed to take graduate courses in the department with the approval of the faculty and the Departmental Representative.

Required Courses

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Orientation to basic sociological concepts as analytical tools for the study of continuities and change in social and individual behavior. Influence of family, school, and the market. Social construction of self and selected aspects of the life course including childhood, love, and death.
M. Duneier & P. Starr

SOC 300 - Claims and Evidence in Sociology
Interpretion and evaluation of arguments in the sociological literature. Learning to read and write critically in sociology. Preparing claims and providing evidence in sociology.
Staff

SOC 301 - Sociological Research Methods
An overview of the research process in social science, including techniques of sampling, methods of data collection, principles of measurement, problems of inference and proof, basic methods of data analysis, and ethical considerations.
Staff

SOC 302 - Sociological Theory
A systematic survey of the principal concepts underlying all sociological description and explanation-prediction, with special attention to the different ways these concepts are employed in the four currently leading groups of theories, namely structural functionalism, exchange theory, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
P. Fernandez-Kelly

200-level Courses

SOC 201 - American Society and Politics
P. Starr

SOC 204 - Social Networks
M. Salganik

SOC 205 - Sociology From E Street:   Bruce Springsteen’s America
M. Duneier

SOC 209 - Sociology of Sports
Staff

SOC 210/LAS 210/URB 210/LAO 210 - Urban Sociology: The City and Social Change in the Americas
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 211 - Sociology of Religion
Staff

SOC 214 - Creativity, Innovation and Society
Staff

SOC 216 - The Ghetto
Staff

SOC 220 - Inequality, Mobility, and the American Dream
Staff

SOC 221/AAS 221/GSS 221 - Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender
Staff

SOC 222 - The Sociology of Crime and Punishment
Staff

SOC 225/GSS 225 - Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
Staff

SOC 227/URB 227 - Race and Ethnicity
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 240 - Families
Staff

SOC 241 - Self and Society
Staff

SOC 243 - Immigration, Citizenship and Identity
Staff

SOC 248/LAS 248 - Modern Mexican Society
D. Massey

SOC 250 - The Western Way of War
M. Centeno

300-level Courses

SOC 300 – Claims and Evidence in Sociology
Staff

SOC 301 – Sociological Research Methods
Staff

SOC 302 – Sociological Theory
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 308/RES 308/EAS 308 – Communism and Beyond: China and Russia
D. Kaple

SOC 309/LAS 309 – Topics in the Sociology of Latin America
Staff

SOC 310/LAS 310/GSS 312 – Gender and Development in the Americas
Staff

SOC 315/LAS 316/AAS 315 – Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Latin America
Staff

SOC 323 – The Sociology of Intellectuals and Ideas
Staff

SOC 329/LAO 329 – Immigrant America
T. Hamilton

SOC 330 – Studying Local, Writing Ethnography
Staff

SOC 331/LAS 330 – Social Exclusion in Latin America
Staff

SOC 332 – Sociology of Finance
Staff

SOC 335/POL 359 – Political Sociology
Staff

SOC 337 – Environment and Migration
Staff

SOC 338/LAS 338 – The Sociology of Latinos in the U.S.
M. Tienda

SOC 339 – Sociology of International Migration
Staff

SOC 340/REL 390 – God of Many Faces: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociology of Religion
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 342 – Organizations: Management, Bureaucracy and Work
Staff

SOC 343 – Advanced Research Methods
Staff

SOC 344 Communications, Culture and Society
P. Starr

SOC 345 – Money, Work and Social Life
V. Zelizer

SOC 346 – Sociology of the Cubicle: Work, Technology, and Organization
J. Vertesi

SOC 347 – The Social Life of the Metropolis
Staff

SOC 348 – Environmental Sociology
Staff

SOC 352 – The Sociology of American Political History
Staff

SOC 355 – Government, Poverty, and Inequality in Modern America
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 356 – Sociology of Science
J. Vertesi

SOC 357 – Sociology of Technology
J. Vertesi

SOC 359 – Higher Education and Society
Staff

SOC 361/GSS 361 – Culture, Power and Inequality
Staff

SOC 363 – Religion in the United States
Staff

SOC 364/CHV 364 – Sociology of Medicine
E. Armstrong

SOC 365 – Health, Society and Politics
P. Starr

SOC 368 – Special Topics in Sociology
Staff

400-level Courses

SOC 405/CHV 405 – The Sociology of Law
K. Scheppele

SOC 409/COS 409 – Critical Approaches to Human Computer Interaction
J. Vertesi
 

Other Courses

AAS 202/SOC 202 – Introductory Research Methods in African-American Studies
Staff

AAS 235/SOC 236 – Race is Socially Constructed: Now What?
R. Benjamin

AAS 301/SOC 367 – Black to the Future: Science, Fiction, and Society.
R. Benjamin

AAS 350/SOC 362 – Rats, Riots and Revolution: Housing in the Metropolitan United States
K. Taylor

AFS 373/SOC 373 – Race, Class and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Staff

ANT 450/GSS 450/SOC 450 – The Revolution will not be Televised
J. Borneman

ART 388/SOC 388/AMS 388/ARC 388 – Photo, Urbanism and Civic Change Between 1960-1980
K. Bussard

EAS 302/POL 300/ANT 384/SOC 316/ENV 384 -- Dilemmas of Development in Asia
D. Leheny

ECO 339/SOC 351 – Introduction to Population Problems
Staff

ECS 323/SOC 321 – Loving and Hating the West
Staff

EGR 277/SOC 277/HIS 277 – Technology and Society       
J. Vertesi

GSS 311/SOC 311 – Gender, Crime, Media, and Culture
Staff

GSS 420/SOC 420 – Born in the USA:  Culture and Reproduction in Modern America
E Armstrong

LAO 200/SOC 341/LAS 336 – Latinos in American Life & Culture
M. Tienda

NES 333/SOC 327 – Soldier, Worker, Mullah, Citizen: Labor and Social Welfare in the Middle East
K. Harris

NES 366/SOC 366 – Street Politics: Revolutions and Social Movements in the Middle East.
K. Harris

PHI 316/CHV 318/HUM 316/SOC 318 – Social Philosophy
Staff

POL 333/LAO 333/LAS 333/SOC 325 – Latino Politics in the U.S.
A. Valenzuela

POL 403/CHV 403/ARC 405/GER 403/SOC 403/URB 403 – Architecture and Democracy
J. Müller

THR 303/AMS 330/SOC 350 – Ethnographic Playwriting
Staff

URB 200/WWS 210/SOC 200 – Urbanism and Urban Policy
D. Massey

URB 201/WWS 201/SOC 203/ARC 207 – Introduction to Urban Studies
M. C. Boyer

URB 202/SOC 208 – Documentary Film and the City
P. Carson

WWS 334/SOC 313 – Media and Public Policy
P. Starr

WWS 330/SOC 328 – Population, Society and Public Policy
M. Tienda 

WWS 331/SOC 312/AAS 317 – Race and Public Policy
D. Massey

WWS 333/SOC 326 – Law, Institutions and Public Policy
P. Starr

WWS 351/SOC 353/COS 351 – Information Technology & Public Policy
D. Dobkin