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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

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.
K. Yeung

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.
S. Lynch

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*
Staff

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 - 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*
K. Yeung

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

SOC 222 - The Sociology of Crime and Punishment*
D. Pager

SOC 224/CHV 224 The Sociology of Law
K. Scheppele

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

SOC 227 - Race and Ethnicity*
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 240 - Families*
A.M. Goldani

SOC 241 - The Social Basis of Individual Behavior*
Staff

SOC 245/LAS 245 - Social Change: Modernization and Revolution*
M. Centeno

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

SOC 250 - The Western Way of War*
M. Centeno

SOC 284 - Mapping Globalization: History, Structures, and Challenges
M. Centeno

300-level Courses

SOC 300 – Claims and Evidence in Sociology*
K. Yeung & P. Willis

SOC 301 – Sociological Research Methods*
S. Lynch

SOC 302 – Sociological Theory*
P. Fernández-Kelly

SOC 303/EAS 303 – Strategic Asia*
G. Rozman

SOC 304 – Claims and Evidence in Global and International Society
M. Duneier

SOC 305 – Central Asia, History, Society, Politics
Staff

SOC 306 – East Asian Region*
G. Rozman

SOC 307 – National Identities and Great Powers*
G. Rozman

SOC 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*
A. Goldani

SOC 314/GSS 314 – Sociology of Gender
Staff

SOC 315/LAS 316/AAS 315 – Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Latin America
E. Telles

SOC 322 – Elites, Leadership and Society*
Staff

SOC 331/LAS 330 – Social Exclusion in Latin America
E. Telles

SOC 333 – Food for Sociological Thought
M. DeSoucey

SOC 335/POL 359 – Political Sociology
D. Baldassarri

SOC 336 – The Sociology of Poverty*
S. McLanahan

SOC 337 – Cultural &Ethnographic Perspectives inthe Sociology of Work
P. Willis

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

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*
M. Ruef

SOC 343 – Advanced Research Methods
E. Telles & P. Willis

SOC 344 Communications, Culture and Society*
P. Starr

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

SOC 357 – Sociology of Technology
Staff

SOC 360 – Education and Society*
Staff

SOC 361 – Culture, Power and Inequality*
Staff

SOC 363 – Religion in the United States*
R. Wuthnow

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

SOC 365 – Health, Society and Politics*
P. Starr

SOC 368 – Special Topics in Sociology*
Staff

* Denotes a permanent course offering
 

400-level Courses

SOC 404 – Social Statistics*
A. Harris  

SOC 409 – Critical Approaches to Human Computer Interaction
Staff

* Denotes a permanent course offering

Other Courses

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

AAS 334/SOC 334 – Educating a New Majority*
Staff

AAS 391/SOC 391 Race, Class, and Intelligence in America*
Staff

AAS 407/SOC 407 – Race, Social Inequality, and Education*                   
A. Harris

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

AMS 329/SOC 329 – Immigrant America
A. Portes

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*    
M. Gordin

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

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

LAO 200/AMS 346/LAS 336/SOC 341 – Latinos in American Life and Culture*
M. Tienda
 
POL 305/SOC 320/GER 312 Radical Political Thought
Staff

URB 201/SOC 203 – Introduction to Urban Studies*
D. Massey

WWS 309/SOC 313 – Media and Public Policy*
P. Starr 

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