Sociology Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

SOC  504 GENDER CONSTRUCTIONS      (3)

Analysis of gender as a social construction that organizes our practices, identities, interactions, and institutions in particular ways, depending on era, culture, and interactions with sexuality, class, race-ethnicity, and age.

 

SOC  504H GENDER CONSTRUCTION - HONORS       (3)

Analysis of gender as a social construction that organizes our practices, identities, interactions, and institutions in particular ways, depending on era, culture, and interactions with sexuality, class, race-ethnicity, and age. Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

SOC  510 SOCIOLOGY OF SPORTS AND LEISURE      (3)

General sociological perspectives on sport and the impact of sport on the social structure. Focuses on the meaning sport has for society and socially problematic conditions generated by sport.

 

SOC  512 RACE, CLASS AND GENDER IN THE U.S.      (3)

This course analyzes race, class, and gender as intersectional structures that inform identities, interactions, and institutions in the United States.  Letter grade only.

 

SOC  515 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS      (3)

Critical theoretical analysis of race and ethnic relations in the United States. Topics include prejudice, discrimination, affirmative action, and strategies for culturally diverse societies.

 

SOC  528 SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH      (3)

Sociological theory and research on mental health/illness; historical and contemporary social/cultural conceptions; social epidemiology, labeling and diagnosis; social control; policy and treatment.

 

SOC  560 AGING POLICY      (3)

Major policy issues that include health, employment and retirement, income security, social services and housing are examined.  Policies are examined using policy analysis frameworks that are presented.  Anticipated changed to current aging policies will be examined.

 

SOC  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  May be repeated for credit.  Letter grade only.

 

SOC  599H CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS - HONORS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  May be repeated for credit.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

SOC  610H SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY - HONORS      (3)

May be repeated for up to 12 hours of credit.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

SOC  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Pass-fail only.  

 

SOC  610 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY      (3)

May be repeated for up to 12 hours of credit.

 

SOC  616 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY      (3)

Relationship between the individual and the social system, emphasizing contexts within which interpersonal behavior occurs: the small group, the large-scale organization, the community, and the society.

 

SOC  619 SOCIOLOGICAL TRADITIONS      (3)

Discussion of foundations of contemporary sociological thought. Readings are from classical theorists, e.g., Durkheim, Marx, Mead, Weber, and others. Examines concepts such as class, power, social structure, self and consciousness.

 

SOC  630 SOCIAL POLICY      (3)

Critically reviews the structural, financial, and other policy issues that are part of our current social service delivery systems.

 

SOC  631 ADVANCED PLANNING FOR HUMAN SERVICES      (3)

Contemporary social and community-action programs and their relationship to sociological theory; development of proposed programs.

 

SOC  633 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY       (3)

This class explores the social construction of nature, drawing on social theory, cross-cultural and socio-historical perspectives to elucidate the ways in which our constructions of nature affect our sense of self and how we live.  Students work with a wide variety of themes to examine the interconnections between self, culture, and nature.  Letter grade only.

 

SOC  641 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE      (3)

Theoretical and empirical analyses of deviance; social construction; societal reactions; deviant subcultures.

 

SOC  642 THEORIES OF SOCIAL CONTROL       (3)

Theories of social control and their application in institutional and social settings; focus on historical development of control theories and contemporary research efforts dealing with these theoretical perspectives.

 

SOC  651 APPLIED SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY       (3)

Advanced and systematic study of sociological theory, with special emphasis on the contexts in which social thought has developed and its application to contemporary issues and practice.

 

SOC  653 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS      (3)

Research methodology in applied sociology. Particular emphasis on fundamentals of research design; survey research design; sampling; and survey and interview instrument construction.  

 

SOC  654 QUALITATIVE METHODS AND ANALYSIS      (3)

Characteristics, applications, and implications of qualitative research methods; comparison of positivist and interpretive forms of qualitative research.  Prerequisite: SOC 653

 

SOC  655 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS      (3)

Quantitative research methodology techniques for survey data management and analysis.  Emphasizes linear multivariate statistical techniques. Cross-listed with CCJ 614.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  SOC 653 or CCJ 606

 

SOC  656 PROGRAM EVALUATION      (3)

Applies social research methods and theory to the evaluation of social and public health programs; particular emphasis upon types of evaluations conducted and various research designs used in evaluating programs. Cross-listed with PSY 656.  Letter grade only.

 

SOC  660 SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY      (3)

Emergence of aging as an issue in industrial societies; analyzes the aging process and social ramifications on the individual role, status, and impact on society.  

 

SOC  661 DEMOGRAPHY      (3)

Quantitative and qualitative study of human population size, growth, composition, and distribution. Analysis on both global and regional levels.

 

SOC  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.

 

SOC  696 INTERNSHIP      (3-9)

Supervised placement in a social agency.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.

 

SOC  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-3)

Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.

 

SOC  698 GRADUATE SEMINAR      (1-3)

Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.  Prerequisite:  Admission to Sociology-Applied (MA) Flagstaff students

 

SOC  699 THESIS      (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  May be repeated as needed.  Department consent required.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.  Prerequisite:  Admission to Sociology-Applied (MA)