SOC504, Basic Statistics for Social Science
Introduction to basic concepts and procedures for answering social service research questions. Topics include logic of social inquiry, ethics, research designs, sampling, measurement, data collection and the research report.
Professor Hanna Grol-Prokopcyzk
Wednesday, 2:00-4:40, 474 Park Hall
SOC509, Society and the Individual
Examines the role of cultural and group determinants and the process of socialization in the development of the individual.
Professor Michael Farrell
Thursday, 9:30-12:10, 474 Park Hall
SOC567, Sociological Theory, Classical
Examines major developments in social theory from Comte to Weber and Marx.
Professor Steve Hoffman
Tuesday, 9:30-12:10, 474 Park Hall
Examines theories of crime and deviance as presented by classical and contemporary theorists. The required readings represent a range of theoretical descriptions and analyses. Perspectives on the interdependence of the criminal and the Criminal Justice System will be discussed. Lastly, critical issues in law enforcement will be surveyed.
Professor Mary Nell Trautner
Tuesday, 1:00-3:40, 474 Park Hall
SOC593, Longitudinal Analysis
Longitudinal panel data offer many advantages over traditional cross-sectional data. Panel data not only enable researchers to better understand how individuals and their experiences change over time, but they also offer researchers better ways to evaluate cause-and-effect relationships. This course provides participants with an introduction to key methods for analyzing panel data. We will discuss fixed and random effects models for panel data, cross lagged panel models, latent growth models, and latent growth mixture models. The course will focus on the application of these models, as well as how to select the most appropriate model for a researcher's research question.
Professor Robert Wagmiller
Tuesday, 5:00-7:40, 474 Park Hall
SOC594, Sociology of Immigration
This course will concentrate on the literature(s) about historical and contemporary immigration primarily to the United States. Although heavy focus will be on the U.S. context, by examining theories about international migration generally (i.e., the why and how of migration) readings will apply to countries outside of the U.S. situation. The heart of the course will revolve around empirical issues of immigrant adaptation: social, economic, and spatial adaptation, among others. Divisions along racial and ethnic lines – past, present, and future – will also be central to the course.
Professor Robert Adelman
Monday, 2:00-4:40, 474 Park Hall
SOC606, Social Research Methods 1, General Approaches
Advanced general course in social science research methods covering such topics as the logic of social inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement and data collection.
Professor Debra Street
Wednesday, 8:00-10:40, 474 Park Hall
SOC608, Statistics for Sociological Research II
Prerequisite: SOC 607 or equivalent. This course introduces regression analysis. Topics include bivariate regression, multivariate regression, tests of significance, regression diagnostics, indicator variables, interaction terms, and the general linear model. Other topics may be addressed such as logistic regression and multinomial regression. Statistical programming software may be used.
Professor Robert Wagmiller
Wednesday, 9:00-11:40, 450 Park Hall