Sociology

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Department of Sociology is a product of the depth and breadth of its faculty, their varying fields of interests and methodological styles, and the high caliber and diversity of the students. The department offers intellectual scope and theoretical strength. Current faculty are carrying out scholarly inquiries and empirical studies in the following fields, among others: social inequalities, race and ethnic relations, gender, education, political sociology, development and globalization, economy and society, organizations and work, sociology of culture, social networks, religion, historical and comparative studies, demography, urban sociology, poverty, welfare states, and social theory.

Undergraduate Program

Sociology: BA

Graduate Program

Sociology: PhD

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Courses

Sociology

SOCIOL 1 Introduction to Sociology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Introduces students who are considering majoring in sociology to the basic topics, concepts, and principles of the study of society. This course is required for the major; 1 or any version of 3 is prerequisite for other sociology classes; students not considering a sociology major are directed to any version of 3 or 3AC.

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SOCIOL N1H Introduction to Sociology for Pre-Health Majors 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
This course surveys the major theories, concepts, and substantive areas of sociology in ways that are specifically designed for undergraduate students pursuing careers in health and medicine as well as students who intend to major in sociology. In this course, the readings, lectures, and assignments have been chosen with the needs of pre­-health students in mind, consisting of units on social relationships, cultures, institutions
, stratification, inequalities, demographics, and social change.
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SOCIOL R1B Sociological Reading & Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
This course aims to; assist you in developing a clear, persuasive and personal prose style in English, to refine and build upon the close reading techniques you practiced in R1A and to equip you with the skills necessary for writing a research paper_a standard requirement of many upper-division (100-level) courses. Since our readings mostly cover social science, this course also introduces concepts useful for reading texts in these fields.

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SOCIOL 3AC Principles of Sociology: American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
Comparing the experience of three out of five ethnic groups (e.g. African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino, European Americans, and Native Americans) we shall examine historically how each people entered American society and built communities and transformed their cultures in the process. Students will be introduced to the sociological perspective, characteristic methods of research, and such key concepts as culture
, community, class, race, social change, and social movements.
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SOCIOL 5 Evaluation of Evidence 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
A review of methodological problems in assessing data relating to social life. Topics to be covered include: posing a sociological problem, gaining access to data, measuring, establishing correlation and causal connection among data, and relating data to theoretical context.

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SOCIOL 7 The Power of Numbers: Quantitative Data in Social Sciences 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
This course will provide students with a set of skills to understand, evaluate, use, and produce quantitative data about the social world. It is intended specifically for social science majors, and focuses on social science questions. Students will learn to: produce basic graphs, find good-quality and relevant data on the web, manipulate data in a spreadsheet, including producing pivot tables, understand and calculate basic statistical
measures of central tendency, variation, and correlation, understand and apply basic concepts of sampling and selection, and recognize an impossible statistic.
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SOCIOL 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Group studies of selected topics which vary over time.

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SOCIOL 98BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department
faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.
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SOCIOL 101 Sociological Theory I 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
First half of a year-long course on the history of social thought as a source of present-day problems and hypotheses.

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SOCIOL 102 Sociological Theory II 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Second half of a year-long course on the history of social thought as a source of present-day problems and hypotheses.

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SOCIOL 103 Advanced Study in Social Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Course involves pursuing study in subfields of sociological theory. The course presumes a general background in social theory.

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SOCIOL 105 Research Design and Sociological Methods 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Problems of research design, measurement, and data collection, processing, and analysis will be considered. Attention will be given to both qualitative and quantitative studies.

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SOCIOL 106 Quantitative Sociological Methods 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course will cover more technical issues in quantitative research methods, and will include, according to discretion of instructor, a practicum in data collection and/or analysis. Recommended for students interested in graduate work in sociology or research careers.

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SOCIOL 107 Participant-Observation 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
This course will introduce you to the craft of doing participant-observation. Put simply, in this method we participate in, observe, and theorize about the social world we are studying. You will learn about the methodological challenges and riches of observing people in their social worlds. This kind of “deep hanging out” will allow you to observe, hear, and learn about things that are commonly neglected and missed in other methods — both quantitative and qualitati
ve.
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SOCIOL 108 Advanced Methods: In-depth Interviewing 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Scientists regularly gather data through observation. Sociologists can go a step further and ask the objects of their studies about their lives and thoughts. This upper-level course teaches students how to engage in scientific research using question-based data. It involves a mix of classroom and hands-on learning, culminating in an independent research paper.

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SOCIOL 110 Organizations and Social Institutions 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This survey course studies administrative organizations and voluntary associations; major social institutions in industry, government, religion, and education.

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SOCIOL 111 Sociology of the Family 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
In this course, we trace the history of the American family from the 19th-century farm--in which work, medical care, and entertainment went on--to the smaller, more diverse, and subjectively defined family of the 21st century. We also explore ways in which the family acts as a "shock absorber" of many trends including immigration, the increasing social class divide, and especially the growing domination of the
marketplace. Finally, we also explore the diversity of family forms associated with social class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
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SOCIOL 111AC Sociology of the Family 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
In this course, we trace the history of the American family from the 19th-century farm--in which work, medical care, and entertainment went on--to the smaller, more diverse, and subjectively defined family of the 21st century. We also explore ways in which the family acts as a "shock absorber" of many trends including immigration, the increasing social class divide, and especially the growing domination of the
marketplace. Finally, we also explore the diversity of family forms associated with social class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
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SOCIOL 111C Sociology of Childhood 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 8 Week Session
This course focuses on children and on varied contexts and experiences of growing up; it also highlights the social organization and meanings of age. It explores the idea of childhood as a social construction, including cross-cultural and historical variation in assumptions. Then it highlights the changing political economy and history of childhoods, including children's roles in consumption and production in
the world. Lastly, it examines the intersecting dynamics of age, social class, racial ethnicity, gender and sexuality in growing up.
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SOCIOL 111P Families, Inequality and Social Policy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010
This course explores the relationships between changes in how Americans are experiencing family life, growing inequality in the U.S., and the social policy "solutions" aimed at families and children. While discussing these trends and changes and their social consequences, we will discuss government responses to these changes, how debates are framed, who debates, and how other industrialized countries consider these questions.

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SOCIOL 112 Sociology of Religion 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 1997
The course will locate the place of religious consciousness in human action and then survey comparatively and historically the role that religion has played in human society. Will include a general theory of the nature of religious experience, religious symbolism, and the basis of religious community.

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SOCIOL 113 Sociology of Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
The role of formal education in modern societies. Educational systems in relation to the religious, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping their character.

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SOCIOL 113AC Sociology of Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The role of formal education in modern societies. Educational systems in relation to the religious, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping their character.

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SOCIOL 114 Sociology of Law 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Selected legal rules, principles, and institutions treated from a sociological perspective. Influence of culture and social organization on law; role of law in social change; social aspects of the administration of justice; social knowledge and the law.

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SOCIOL 115B Biology, Genetics and Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014
The course will provide an overview of the intersections of biology, genetics and society in an examination of the past, present, and possible future effects of such intersections. In particular, the course addresses contemporary controversies, such as the search for the gay gene and the biology of human behavior, the biology of superiority, and the nature-nurture debate, in order to provide students a critical insight into biology’s profound role in shaping our modern
way of life.
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SOCIOL 115G Global Health and Social Justice 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course examines the social forces that promote and sustain illness throughout the globe and contribute to illness outbreaks becoming epidemics and pandemics. Emphasizing the central roles of poverty and politics in shaping health risks, disparities within and across nations are explored. With the understanding that health is, at core, a social justice issue, this course reviews policies and programs that attempt to address health problems
, some of which have helped to alleviate suffering and some of which have caused additional harm.
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SOCIOL C115 Sociology of Health and Medicine 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course covers several topics, including distributive justice in health care, the organization and politics of the health system, the correlates of health (by race, sex, class, income), pandemics (e.g., AIDS, Avian Flu and other influenzas, etc.), and the experience of illness and interactions with doctors and the medical system.

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SOCIOL 116 Sociology of Work 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
The labor force; social control within and of occupations and professions (professionalization, professional associations vs. labor unions, codes of ethics, legal controls); social structure of the workplace, work experience of the participants, relation of both to community and society.

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SOCIOL 117 Sport As a Social Institution 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Analysis of sport as social institution, its structure and functions; male-female role contrasts, race and sport; economics of sport; the roles of coach, athlete, fan--their interrelationships and complexities; current turmoil in sport and the ideological struggle which has emerged.

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SOCIOL 119S Organizational Strategy and Design: A Sociological Perspective 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course addresses organizational design strategy formulation and institutional analysis for a variety of organizational entities. The course features a focus on international issues, key debates in organizational design and their implications. By the end of the course, students will be expected to detect, diagnose, and recommend globally savvy solutions for many types of organizational design related issues.

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SOCIOL 120 Economy and Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
This survey course focus on three major themes of the contemporary United States: government, resources, and cities. Stress on the importance of transition from the 1960's. Examination of how each sector is influenced by policy currents, economic trends, and social conflicts.

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SOCIOL 121 Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Social and Cultural Context 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
This course will examine the social and cultural environment that enables or hinders the innovation process in business. The course starts by reviewing how companies can create and foster innovative cultures and organize for innovation, and reviews differences between countries in innovativeness. It continues by examining the factors which influence whether innovations are or are not adopted. It addresses some social and ethical issues of innovation
, examines the social role and context of entrepreneurs, and closes with some case studies.
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SOCIOL 124 Sociology of Poverty 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course will explore the sociology of poverty. It will examine a number of theories on the causes of poverty, then turn to an examination of empirical studies concerning the trends and determinants of poverty, followed by an examination of the everyday life of those who live in the condition of poverty. This course will conclude with a look at social policy toward poverty. The course will focus primarily, although not exclusively, on poverty
in the U.S. While there will be some readings concerning rural poverty, the course will have a decidedly urban focus.
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SOCIOL C126 Sex, Death, and Data 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to population issues and the field of demography, with emphasis on historical patterns of population growth and change during the industrial era. Topics covered include the demographic transition, resource issues, economic development, the environment, population control, family planning, birth control, family and gender, aging, intergenerational transfers, and international migration.

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SOCIOL 127 Development and Globalization 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
A comparative analysis of socio-economic and political change, focusing on the poor countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Offers both a basic descriptive understanding of processes of change in these countries and an introduction to major theoretical perspectives on development and globalization.

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SOCIOL 130 Social Inequalities 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
This survey course studies recent trends in occupational stratification; social classes in local communities and the nation as related to interest organizations.

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SOCIOL 130AC Social Inequalities: American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course explores the causes and consequences of inequality in the U.S. First, we will discuss theories and concepts scholars use to understand inequality. We then consider several institutions that sustain, reproduce and/or mitigate inequality in the U.S., such as education, labor markets, family structure, and the criminal justice system. Within each topic, we pay attention to the significance of race and ethnicity, social class, and ge
nder.
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SOCIOL 131 Race and Ethnic Relations: The United States Experience 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Course focuses on race and ethnic relations in the United States. Examination of historical experiences, contemporary circumstances and future prospects of racial and ethnic populations with particular attention to trends in relations between the dominant society and the Afro-American, Native-American, Asian-American and Latino sub-cultures. Political and social consequences of racial and ethnic stratification are explored.

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SOCIOL 131AC Race and Ethnic Relations: U.S. American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Course focuses on race and ethnic relations in the United States. Examination of historical experiences, contemporary circumstances, and future prospects of racial and ethnic populations with particular attention to trends in relations between the dominant society and the African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latino subcultures. Political and social consequences of racial and ethnic stratification are
explored.
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SOCIOL 131F Four Centuries of Racial Vision and Division in the U.S. 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course mixes sociological theory and social history to trace the workings of race as a principle of social vision and division. It proceeds through a focused inquiry into the making, functioning, and contradictions of four "peculiar institutions" that have operated to define, confine, and control African Americans in the history of the United States: slavery; the Jim Crow system of legal discrimination and segregation; the ghetto of the Northern metropolis;
and the novel institutional mesh formed by the hyperghetto and the prison.
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SOCIOL 133 Sociology of Gender 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Historical and comparative theories of gender and gender relations. Exploration of key institutions such as family, state, and workplace through which students can understand the social, economic, and cultural factors that create gender and shape what it means to be a man or a woman. Consideration of feminist movements, in a global context, and of relationships of gender to social class, sexuality, age, race/ethnicity, and nationality.

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SOCIOL 135 Sexual Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course examines how sexual identities, communities, desires, and practices are socially, historically, and culturally constructed. We will look at how people reproduce dominant models of sexuality, as well as how a wide range of people--including lesbians, bisexuals, gay men, transgenderists, and self-described queers--contest the power that operates through dominant models of sexuality. Looking at empirical studies and theoretical texts,
we will trace the paradigm shift from late 19th century sexology to early 20th century psychoanalysis, through a variety of approaches in the 1960's and 1970's to the feminist and queer theory of recent decades.
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SOCIOL 136 Urban Sociology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The nature, causes, consequences of world urbanization; metropolitan areas; location and types of cities, social and demographic characteristics of urban populations.

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SOCIOL 137AC Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
Overview of the field of environmental justice, analyzing the implications of race, class, labor, and equity on environmental degradation and regulation. Environmental justice movements and struggles within poor and people of color communities in the U.S., including: African Americans, Latino Americans, and Native American Indians. Frameworks and methods for analyzing race, class, and labor. Cases of environmental injustice, community and
government responses, and future strategies for achieving environmental and labor justice.
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SOCIOL 139 Selected Topics in Social Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 Second 6 Week Session
Specialized topics in Social Inequalities that are not regularly offered in the curriculum may occasionally be offered under this number. The focus of the course will vary depending on the instructor in charge. The survey course in Social Inequalities, 130, is recommended before taking this course.

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SOCIOL 139F Selected Topics in Social Inequality: Social Problems of the Food Industry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course will explore the social construction and material effects of social problems in the food industry. We will begin with an examination of the social constructionist approach to social phenomena and will specifically explore how sociologists study social problems. We will then apply sociological theories to the study of various aspects of the food industry by examining the treatment and pay of workers, the impacts on health, governmental policies
, and environmental issues.
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SOCIOL 140 Politics and Social Change 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This survey course studies the relationship between society and politics through an analysis of the intersection of economic development, social relations, and the political sphere. Examines how class, race, ethnicity, and gender interact with political culture, ideology, and the state. The course also looks at diverse forms of political behavior, a key aspect of politics.

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SOCIOL 141 Social Movements and Political Action 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2008, Summer 2007 Second 6 Week Session
Social movements, the formation and play of public opinion, and the behavior of interest groups.

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SOCIOL 142 Sociology of War and Conflict 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2011, Fall 2010
Violent and peaceful procedures in the pursuit of national objectives; analysis of attempts to specify the causes of war.

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SOCIOL 144 Ethnic Politics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 1986
Examination of the role that ethnicity plays in influencing the political behavior of individuals as well as analysis of how the state in multi-ethnic countries interacts with ethnic groups.

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SOCIOL 145 Social Change 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Study of major changes in modern societies: the sources of these changes; the processes through which they spread; their meaning for individuals and institutions.

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SOCIOL 145AC Social Change: American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course will seek to explain the formation of modern United States society by inquiring into the processes of social change that have brought us to the present as well as created possibilities for the future. Race, nationalism, and ethnicity--and movements against racism and nationalism and for multiculturalism--are central dimensions of social change in the United States. The course will explore the processes of social change as they affect and are affected
by different racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
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SOCIOL 145L Social Change in Latin America 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
This course will introduce students to the origins and nature of social change in contemporary Latin America. A socio-historical approach will be used to describe the region's development, which will lay the groundwork for understanding the emergence in recent decades of movements promoting social change there. While focusing particularly on Latin America, the course will also provide the theoretical and analytical tools required to comprehend
social change elsewhere in the Third World.
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SOCIOL 146 Contemporary Immigration in Global Perspective 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2012, Fall 2010
The goal of this course is to introduce students to important academic and political debates around immigration, to discuss processes of immigration, integration and exclusion in different national and cultural contexts, and to look at how the question of immigration plays out in different social and political areas.

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SOCIOL 146AC Contemporary Immigration in Global Perspective 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2014
The goal of this course is to introduce students to important academic and political debates around immigration, to discuss processes of immigration, integration and exclusion in different national and cultural contexts, and to look at how the question of immigration plays out in different social and political areas.

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SOCIOL 148 Social Policy 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
In this course, we will examine American policy responses to poverty and inequality and evaluate various theories. We will pay particular attention to the role of pulic opinion, interest groups, race and class relations, social movements, and the state in explaining the American social welfare provision.

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SOCIOL 150 Social Psychology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This survey course examines many theoretical approaches to social psychology. The approaches may include: symbolic interactionism, neo-behaviorism, psychodynamic analyses, cognitive theories, interpersonal processes and theories of exchange.

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SOCIOL 151 Personality and Social Structure 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
This course addresses how individual psyches are shaped by the wider society: how a person's locations in a culture, an historical era, and within a society affect how they think, what they feel, and how they express their personalities.

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SOCIOL 152 Deviance and Social Control 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 Second 6 Week Session
A consideration of forms, causes, and controls of deviant behavior.

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SOCIOL 160 Sociology of Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
This survey course studies human meaning systems, particularly as manifested in art, literature, music, and other media. It includes study of the production, reception, and aesthetic experience of cultural forms.

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SOCIOL 163 Popular Culture 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course examines various forms of popular culture including media, subcultures, art, and consumer culture. We will begin the course with an examination of the definition of popular culture and how cultural texts, artifacts, and behavior come to be seen as popular. Then we will focus on sociological theories that will guide our understanding of popular culture.

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SOCIOL 165 Social Networks 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2008, Summer 2008 First 6 Week Session
A "social network" can be an association of people or of groups of people. It is usually for some kind of exchange, with the network serving as a forum or medium. It can be personal or impersonal. This course will study the relations linking persons, organizations, interest groups, states, etc., analyze the structure of these relations, and review how such structures constrain behavior, and channel social cha
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SOCIOL 166 Society and Technology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course studies the interaction between society and technologies in a comparative and multicultural perspective. Some topics covered include the relationship between technology and human society; technology, culture and values; technology in the new global economy; development and inequality; electronic democracy; how technology has transformed work and employment; and the challenges of technological progress and the role that society plays
in addressing these challenges.
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SOCIOL 167 Virtual Communities/Social Media 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
With the advent of virtual communities and online social networks, old questions about the meaning of human social behavior have taken on renewed significance. Using a variety of online social media simultaneously, and drawing upon theoretical literature in a variety of disciplines, this course delves into discourse about community across disciplines. This course will enable
students to establish both theoretical and experiential foundations for making decisions and judgments regarding the relations between mediated communication and human community.
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SOCIOL C167 Virtual Communities/Social Media 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
With the advent of virtual communities and online social networks, old questions about the meaning of human social behavior have taken on renewed significance. Using a variety of online social media simultaneously, and drawing upon theoretical literature in a variety of disciplines, this course delves into discourse about community across disciplines. This course will enable students to establish both theoretical and experiential foundations
for making decisions and judgments regarding the relations between mediated communication and human community.
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SOCIOL 169 Selected Topics in Sociology of Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2011
Specialized topics in sociology of culture that are not regularly offered in the curriculum may occasionally be offered under this number. The focus of the course will vary depending on the instructor in charge. Possibilities include investigations of new media for cultural expression or social networking, cultures of care giving, and the meaning of consumption patterns. The survey course in sociology of culture, 160, is recommended before
taking this course.
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SOCIOL 169C Cross-Cultural Communications 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
This course is designed to interrogate different aspects of cross-cultural communication and cultural differences: family life, social relationships, the workplace, government, education, gender, romance, and religion. Throughout exploring these topics, we will strive to engage in personal self-reflection, hands-on experience, and to understand the connections to larger social structures. The cornerstone of the course is being involved in a
cultural subgroup that you are not familiar with in or around the East Bay (e.g. student group, church, volunteer organization, internship, etc.). You will be expected to join this co-culture regularly (weekly or biweekly) throughout the semester and write a final paper on the experience.
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SOCIOL 169F Cultural Perspectives of Food 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The course will provide a broad overview of food as culture. The course begins with foundational writings on the cultural implications of food as consumption and social distinction, and the culture of a global food world. The course also examines how food is imbued with gender, race, class, ethnic and sexual meanings and the constitution and creation of identity.

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SOCIOL 173 Contemporary Chinese Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
An introduction to institutions, social groups, and values in contemporary Chinese society. Dynamics of social change in a revolutionary and post-revolutionary setting. Trends in the future development of Chinese society.

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SOCIOL 179 Selected Topics in Area Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Specialized topics in area studies in sociology that are not regularly offered in the curriculum may occasionally be offered under this number. The focus of the course will vary depending on the instructor in charge.

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SOCIOL 180C Comparative Perspectives on U.S. and European Societies: Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This survey course explores difference between the US and European countries in the cultural domain. It starts by discussing American Exceptionalism, focusing on 1) individualism versus collectivism, 2) liberal market ideology versus social democracy, and 3) religiously versus secularism. Subsequent topics are: differences in the mind and psyche, focusing on substance use and abuse, the role of self-fulfillment, and of therapy, as well as
moral judgment and the visions of the good life, systems of classification and evaluation, family, abortion and sex, and the cultural integration of immigrants.
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SOCIOL 180E Comparative Perspectives on U.S. and European Societies: Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2010
In this course we will focus first on relevant sociological theories of comparative education, and then apply these theories in their practical context by looking at social issues in education in the United States and selected European countries. Next we will discuss the impact of race, ethnicity, language, social class, and gender. Finally, we will consider sociological perspectives on comtemporary education reform, school change, and alternative educ
ation.
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SOCIOL 180I Comparative Perspectives on U.S. and European Societies: Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This survey course explores differences between modern societies through systematic comparisons of inequality in the U.S. and European countries. It analyzes central social changes, social problems and institutions in the societies, addressing gender inequality, immigration, and rising inequality.

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SOCIOL 180P Comparative Perspectives on U.S. and European Societies: Political Economy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2011
This course introduces comparative political economy with focus on the US, European countries, and the international economic arena. We will compare and conrast different theories of comparative political economy. Then we will focus on the varied economic, political, and social impacts of the EU in comparision to the NAFTA. Lastly, we will focus on challenges of and possible solutions to economic developments.

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SOCIOL 182 Elementary Forms of Racial Domination: International Perspectives 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
A broad survey of race and ethnic relations in a wide variety of nations and periods, with special attention to comparisons with the present and past patterns in the United States. Emphasis on: social, economic, political, institutional, social psychological, and demographic processes.

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SOCIOL C184 Family and Household in Comparative Perspective 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2008, Spring 2005
How are families and households organized around the world? Which aspects of household and family vary, and which are constant? What are the relationships between household and family on the one hand and the political, economic, or broad social patterns on the other? This course examines all of these questions, taking historical and contemporary examples from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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SOCIOL 185 Global Sociology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Global sociology seeks to transcend national boundaries, studying the world as a unit unto itself, populated by organizations, networks, and movements. Global sociology cannot be constructed by sociologists from a single country, but it must be a collaborative effort from different parts of the planet. We will study globalization through a sociological lens by asking distinguished sociologists from around the world to discuss such contemporary
issues as immigration, terrorism, disasters, etc.
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SOCIOL 186 American Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010
This course explores the ways that contemporary American society is different than other societies and different than American society in earlier periods.

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SOCIOL 189 Selected Topics in Comparative Perspectives 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
Specialized topics in comparative perspectives in sociology that are not regularly offered in the curriculum may occasionally be offered under this number. The focus of the course will vary depending on the instructor in charge. One of the survey courses in comparative perspectives in sociology, 180C, 180E, 180I, or 180P, is recommended before taking this course.

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SOCIOL 189G Comparative Perspectives in Sociology: The Global Elite 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The course will cover both traditional and new elite theories, examine contemporary empirical evidence on the rise of the new global plutocracy, and think about the long-term implications of this phenomenon for inequality, culture, and society.

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SOCIOL C189 Dutch Culture and Society: Amsterdam and Berkeley in the Sixties 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008
This course will focus on the cultural aspects of protest- and youth cultures in two cities that were influential in the sixties: Amsterdam and Berkeley. Particular attention will be paid to how American popular culture was perceived in a European context. All readings and discussions in English.

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SOCIOL 190 Seminar and Research in Sociology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
Advanced study in sociology, with specific topics to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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SOCIOL 190AC Seminar and Research in Sociology: American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Advanced study in sociology, with specific topics that satisfy the American Cultures requirement, e.g., immigration, to be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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SOCIOL H190A Senior Honors Thesis and Seminar 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Intensive study of individual topic to provide background for honors thesis which is completed during the second semester of the sequence. Group and individual conferences.

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SOCIOL H190B Senior Honors Thesis and Seminar 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Intensive study of individual topic to provide background for honors thesis which is completed during the second semester of the sequence. Group and individual conferences.

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SOCIOL 193 Sociological Writing and Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course aims to introduce the structure, rules, and mechanics of formal academic writing in the discipline of sociology. The focus of the course will be on developing the abilities of reading, analyzing, comprehending, and then practicing the ways in which this type of formal, academic, sociological writing operates.

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SOCIOL 194 Writing Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
This seminar is for students who are interested in writing a longer research-based paper. It is designed to improve writing skills, with a focus on empirical sociological research. Students will be required to conduct, write, and present an original research project. The seminar will also have a set of substantive readings, which will help students with specific substantive interests focus their work. The readings will vary by year and instructor
, and may cover topics such as immigration, ethnicity, and poverty.
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SOCIOL C196A UCDC Core Seminar 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
This course is the UCDC letter-graded core seminar for 4 units that complements the P/NP credited internship course UGIS C196B. Core seminars are designed to enhance the experience of and provide an intellectual framework for the student's internship. UCDC core seminars are taught in sections that cover various tracks such as the Congress
, media, bureaucratic organizations and the Executive Branch, international relations, public policy and general un-themed original research.
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SOCIOL C196B UCDC Internship 6.5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
This course provides a credited internship for all students enrolled in the UCDC and Cal in the Capital Programs. It must be taken in conjunction with the required academic core course C196A. C196B requires that students work 3-4 days per week as interns in settings selected to provide them with exposure to and experienc in government
, public policy, international affairs, media, the arts or other areas or relevance to their major fields of study.
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SOCIOL C196W Special Field Research 10.5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Students work in selected internship programs approved in advance by the faculty coordinator and for which written contracts have been established between the sponsoring organization and the student. Students will be expected to produce two progress reports for their faculty coordinator during the course of the internship, as well as a final paper for the course
consisting of at least 35 pages. Other restrictions apply; see faculty adviser.
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SOCIOL 197 Field Study in Sociology 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of sociology in off-campus organizations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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SOCIOL 198 Directed Group Study for Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Group studies of selected topics which vary over time.

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SOCIOL 198BC Directed Group Study for Undergraduates--Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department
faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.
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SOCIOL 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Spring 2015
Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

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SOCIOL 200 Proseminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This proseminar is required of all first-year graduate students and is supervised by a regular faculty member. The seminar will familiarize students with faculty and their various research interests and of opportunities available for funding via research and teaching assistantships. It consists of presentations by faculty on their past, present and future research and by representatives of Organized Research Units on their mission, programs of
research, and opportunities for assistantships.
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SOCIOL 201A Classical Social Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Social Theory began as an attempt to come to grips with the massive social transformations in Europe beginning around 1500. Modernity was understood in three ways. It concerned the development of a capitalist economy based on the use of science to develop new technology, the emergence of states with bureaucracies allied with military organizations, and the decline of religious authority as the main arbiter of moral values accompanied by the rise
of the model of the self-interested purposive actor. Social theory was produced not just to create an understanding of these changes and the problems they caused, but also to be used to propose how society ought to be structured. In this class, we examine how classical thinkers, like Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim among others, proposed how to analyze those changes and in doing so created theories of society.
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SOCIOL 201B Modern Social Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course is a continuation of our required graduate theory course. We separate modern and classical social theory by considering modern social theory to consist of works published after World War II. Modern sociological theory uses classical social theory both as a source and a foil. There have been continuities in social thought whereby more contemporary theorists view themselves as using elements of classical social theory, sometimes
in combination and at other times to understand different kinds of phenomena, such as micro-interaction or gender relations. Contemporary theory has also been critical of classical theory. This has caused different theorists to construct entirely new ideas or rely on new sources for their theories. The course considers a wide variety of authors and perspectives to illustrate the current breadth of social thought.
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SOCIOL 202A Advanced Study in Sociology Theory: Classical Sociological Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2007
Particular theorists or theoretical traditions will be selected for intensive study, according to the interests of the instructor.

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SOCIOL 202B Advanced Study in Sociology Theory: Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Particular theorists or theoretical traditions will be selected for intensive study, according to the interests of the instructor.

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SOCIOL 202C Advanced Study in Sociology Theory: Systematic Sociological Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Particular theorists or theoretical traditions will be selected for intensive study, according to the interests of the instructor.

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SOCIOL 205A Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Law 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2001
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205B Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2003, Spring 1999, Spring 1997
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205C Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Political Sociology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 1997
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205D Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Organizations 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205E Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Industrial Sociology 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205F Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Family 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2005, Spring 2000
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205G Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Social Stratification and Class Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205H Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Development 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2005, Spring 2001, Fall 1997
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205I Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Religion 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 1998, Spring 1996
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205J Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Urban Sociology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 1999
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205K Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Social Psychology 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205L Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Gender 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2006, Spring 2004, Spring 2000
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205M Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Culture 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 1996
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205N Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205O Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Health and Medicine 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205P Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Area Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2006, Spring 2001
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205Q Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Economy and Society 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205R Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Professions 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205S Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Social Movements 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205T Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Theory 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205U Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Society and Environment 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 205V Supervised Preparatory Course Work: Society and Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introductory study of a sociological field, among those listed in the 280 series, including participation in the appropriate undergraduate course in that field. Also includes individual meetings with the faculty sponsor, who may stipulate additional requirements.

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SOCIOL 271A Methods of Sociological Research 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
A three-semester sequence course introducing logical and analytic techniques commonly employed in social science research. The methodological problems encountered in field work, historical and comparative inquiry, experimental research, and survey analysis. The first semester concentrates on techniques for gathering evidence; the second and third semesters focuses on beginning and intermediate numerical techniques for analyzing evidence.

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SOCIOL 271B Methods of Sociological Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A three-semester sequence course introducing logical and analytic techniques commonly employed in social science research. The methodological problems encountered in field work, historical and comparative inquiry, experimental research, and survey analysis. The first semester concentrates on techniques for gathering evidence; the second and third semesters focuses on beginning and intermediate numerical techniques for analyzing evidence.

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SOCIOL 271C Methods of Sociological Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
A three-semester sequence course introducing logical and analytic techniques commonly employed in social science research. The methodological problems encountered in field work, historical and comparative inquiry, experimental research, and survey analysis. The first semester concentrates on techniques for gathering evidence; the second and third semesters focuses on beginning and intermediate numerical techniques for analyzing evidence.

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SOCIOL C271D Quantitative/Statistical Research Methods in Social Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Selected topics in quantitative/statistical methods of research in the social sciences and particularly in sociology. Possible topics include: analysis of qualitative/categorical data; loglinear models and latent-structure analysis; the analysis of cross-classified data having ordered and unordered categories; measure, models, and graphical displays in the analysis of cross-classified data; correspondence analysis, association analysis, and
related methods of data analysis.
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SOCIOL 273A Advanced Seminars in Research Methods: Agent-Based Modeling-Practical Implementation and Epistemological Reflections 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
Seminar in advanced sociological research methods. This course serves as an introduction to the particular particle simulation method of agent-based modeling. As such, the course has four aims: 1) expose participants to exemplary agent-based models; 2) teach participants how to code many such models: 3) teach participants how to conduct the additional stages of a serious agent-based mode study, and 4) sensitize participants to the many epistemological and philosophical
questions and implications agent-based models might pose.
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SOCIOL 273C Advanced Seminars in Research Methods: Comparative and Historical Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
Seminar in advanced sociological research methods.

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SOCIOL 273D Advanced Seminars in Research Methods: Quantitative/Statistical Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Seminar in advanced sociological research methods.

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SOCIOL 273E Advanced Seminars in Research Methods: Participant Observation 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Seminar in advanced sociological research methods.

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SOCIOL 273F Advanced Seminars in Research Methods: Interview Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Seminar in advanced sociological research methods.

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SOCIOL 273I Advanced Seminars in Research Methods: Experimental Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013
Seminar in advanced sociological research methods.

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SOCIOL 275 Research Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course will take students through the process of developing, carrying out, and writing up a research project. The course is ideal for students working on their MA papers, but it is also appropriate for students who are formulating dissertation prospectuses. We will begin by reading a guide to the logical problems that all research methods, qualitative or quantitative, must address if they are to study social causation.

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SOCIOL 280A Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Law 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280AA Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Sociology of Poverty 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course introduces students to the sociology of poverty by understanding its causes and conditions. Poverty is part of the social stratification system as well as a condition with properties that characterize the individual living with extreme material scarcity. Thus, it involves both the social and the physical world. The course will engage a broad literature on poverty that incorporates research from sociology, economics, and anthropology.
We also will consider structure, culture, and agency in creating and maintaining individuals and groups in the condition of poverty.
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SOCIOL 280B Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280C Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Political Sociology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280D Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Organizations 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280DD Sociology of Medicine 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280E Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Sociology of Work 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280F Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Family 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280G Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Social Stratification and Class Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280H Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Development 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280I Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Religion 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Spring 2009
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280J Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Urban Sociology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Fall 2011
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280K Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Social Psychology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2010
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280L Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Gender 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280M Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Culture 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280N Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2012, Spring 2009
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280P Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Area Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280Q Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Economy and Society 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280S Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Social Movements 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
Courses under this number involve pursuing graduate study in substantive sociological subfields. The courses presume familiarity with the fields of study. Consult departmental catalog for current descriptions.

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SOCIOL 280V Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Sociology of Everyday Life 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2000, Spring 1998
This seminar approaches the sociology of everyday life from a thematic perspective. This course covers topics grouped in six major rubics: the habitus, the public sphere, the private sphere, strategy and tactics, space, and time. We will focus on codes/rules of conduct and etiquette, taste, style, self-presentation, (house) work, emotions, resistance, and the spatial and temporal coordinates of social action. Readings will cover a broad terrain
chronologically and geographically.
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SOCIOL 280W Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Sexuality 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
In this course we address a wide range of social theories and sociological investigations of sexuality as it is conceptualized and experienced in social contexts. Theoretical approaches to sexuality may include psychoanalytic, feminist, Marxist, symbolic-interactionist, and discursive/post-structural approaches to understanding how sexual categories vary over time and across cultures, how people identify with or against them, and how social power
works through time.
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SOCIOL 280X Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Immigration and Incorporation 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This seminar examines the dynamics of migration, integration, and citizenship, both from the perspective of the receiving society and from the lived experiences of migrants themselves. The seminar focuses on processes of incorporation--economic, social, cultural, and political--but we also look at paradigms that challenge an integrationist reading of migration, in particular transnationalism and models of postnational citizenship.

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SOCIOL 280Y Sociology of Globalization 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2010
Sociology now analyzes social organization that transcends national boundaries, not just as linking national societies or as influencing national societies, but as a phenomenon in its own right. This course brings together a selection of literature that looks at transnational social organizations and the distinctive dynamics of global political economy and culture and offers a sociological perspective on what lies behind the vague and confusing
label of "globalization."
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SOCIOL 280Z Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Sociol Policy 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This course will examine the major theoretical arguments that seek to account for the development of social policy, including arguments about the pwoer of social forces such as business and labor, the role of racial and ethnic division, the influence of ideas, and the organizational features of the state. The course readings examine developments in the United States with some comparision to other countries.

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SOCIOL 285 Dissertation Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2008
The seminar is a forum for intensive attention to writing of seminar members at any stage, from initial planning of the dissertation to the job presentation talk. We will be especially concerned with reflexive issues: the choice of problem and method as a sociological, political, personal, and market issue; the place of the researcher in research; sociology as a discipline and interdiscipline. Problems of organization, scope, theoretical and
empirical emphasis will also be addressed.
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SOCIOL 286 Professional Writing Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
This seminar is a workshop on professional writing for sociologists. We will focus on editing, rewriting, re-editing, and re-rewriting seminar members' papers with the goal of completing a paper appropriate for the professional journals. In addition, we will cover several topics in writing, including psychological inhibition, style, journals, writing for the general public, and the world of book publishing. Class time will be divided into
short lectures and workshop periods, during which we will discuss work in-progress and do some collective editing of sample texts.
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SOCIOL 290 Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Advanced study in modern sociology. The specific topics will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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SOCIOL 292 Advanced Research Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with an opportunity to present their work-in-progress, be it a potential academic journal submission, dissertation chapter, dissertation prospectus or even a draft interview schedule. Through a process of peer-review, we will work on improving each participant's written work, and to stay abreast of the diverse work being done in the field of the seminar's topic.

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SOCIOL 292D Advanced Research Seminar--Dissertation 1 Unit

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The purpose of this seminar is to provide students an opportunity to present their work in progress (dissertation, chapter/prospectus, etc.). Through a process of peer review we will work to improve each student's dissertation work.

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SOCIOL 292W Advanced Research Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
The purpose of this seminar is to provide students an opportunity to present their work in progress (academic journal submission, dissertation chapter/prospectus, etc., or even a draft interview schedule). Through a process of peer review, we will work to improve each student's written work and to stay abreast of the diverse work being done in the field of the seminar's topic.

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SOCIOL 295 Independent Study for Graduate Students in Sociology 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
By arrangement with faculty.

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SOCIOL 296 Directed Dissertation Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016
By arrangement with faculty. Open to qualified students advanced to candidacy.

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SOCIOL 298 Directed Group Studies for Graduates 1 - 9 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Group studies of selected topics which vary from year to year.

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SOCIOL 299 Individual Study and Research 1 - 9 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
For students engaged in individual research and study. May not be substituted for available graduate lecture courses or 290.

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SOCIOL 301 Professional Training: Teachers 3 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014

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SOCIOL 375 Professional Training: Teachers 3 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015

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SOCIOL 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Individual study in consultation with the adviser intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. May not be used for unit or residence requirements for the doctoral degree.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

Karen Barkey, Professor.

Irene Bloemraad, Professor. Immigration, social movements, political sociology, multiculturalism, race & ethnicity, Canada, non-profit organizations, research methods.
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+ Michael Burawoy, Professor. Sociology, Russia, capitalism, industrial workplaces, postcolonialism, socialism, global ethnography, Hungary.
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Laura J. Enriquez, Professor. Social movements, political sociology, sociology, development in Latin America, rural sociology.
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Neil D. Fligstein, Professor. Sociology.
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Marion Fourcade, Professor. Culture, social theory, political sociology, economic sociology, comparative methods, knowledge and science.
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Cybelle Fox, Associate Professor. Historical sociology, American welfare state, race and ethnic relations, immigration policy.
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Thomas Gold, Professor. Post-socialism, China, sociology, East Asian studies, comparative institutions, Pacific Rim societies, Taiwan, globalization and development.
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David Harding, Associate Professor. Poverty, inequality, causal inference, mixed methods, incarceration, prisoner reentry, education, neighborhoods, urban, community, adolescence.
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Heather A. Haveman, Professor. Organizations, economic sociology, entrepreneurship, China, careers and social mobility, gender, social history.
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Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Associate Professor. Culture, population, social action, intentions, Africa, gender, fertility, marriage.
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Armando Lara-Millan, Assistant Professor.

John Lie, Professor. Social theory, political economy, East Asia.
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Mara Loveman, Professor.

Samuel R. Lucas, Professor. Research methods, demography, sociology, social stratification, sociology of education, and research statistics.
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G. Cristina Mora, Associate Professor. Classification, organizations, race and ethnicity, Latino Migration.
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Christopher Muller, Assistant Professor.

Trond Petersen, Professor. Inequality, comparative gender inequality, hiring, promotions, wages, quantitative methods, social stratification, economic sociology, comparative studies, and quantitative methods.
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Raka Ray, Professor. Feminist theory, gender, social movements, South and Southeast Asian studies, relations between dominant subaltern groups in India, women´_s movements in India.
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Dylan John Riley, Associate Professor.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, Professor. Sociology of poverty, gangs and crime, sociology of violence, race and ethnic relations.
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Daniel J. Schneider, Assistant Professor.

Sandra Smith, Associate Professor. Trust, urban poverty, joblessness, race and ethnic inequality, social capital and social networks.
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Ann Swidler, Professor. Religion, culture, Africa, AIDS, political sociology, theory, development, NGOs.
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Cihan Ziya Tugal, Associate Professor. Political sociology, social movements, religion, Islam and the Middle East, culture, poverty and class, social theory, ethnography.
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Kim Voss, Professor. Sociology.
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Loic Wacquant, Professor. Sociology.
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Lecturers

Jill A. Bakehorn, Lecturer.

Andrew Barlow, Lecturer.

Laleh Behbehanian, Lecturer.

Christoph Hermann, Lecturer.

Linus B. Huang, Lecturer.

Szonja Ivester, Lecturer.

John W. Kaiser, Lecturer.

Mary E. Kelsey, Lecturer.

Edwin K. Lin, Lecturer.

Tiffany L. Page, Lecturer.

Brian A. Powers, Lecturer.

Joanna M. Reed, Lecturer.

Visiting Faculty

Nissim Mizrachi, Visiting Professor.

Emeritus Faculty

Victoria Bonnell, Professor Emeritus. Labor history, sociology, Russia, comparative development, Soviet Union.
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Manuel Castelis, Professor Emeritus.

Nancy J. Chodorow, Professor Emeritus. Sociology, psychoanalytic theory/psychoanalytic sociology/clinical methods, feminist theory and methodology, psychoanalysis and feminism.
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Robert Cole, Professor Emeritus. Japan, management of technology, Japanese work organization, organizational learning, knowledge management, organizational transformation.
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Troy Duster, Professor Emeritus. Ethnicity, law, sociology, science, deviance.
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Harry Edwards, Professor Emeritus.

Peter Evans, Professor Emeritus. Sociology.
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Leo Goodman, Professor Emeritus. Sociology, statistics, log-linear models, correspondence analysis models, mathematical demography, categorical data analysis, survey data analysis, logit models, log-bilinear models, association models.
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Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emeritus.

Michael Hout, Professor Emeritus. Demography, sociology, social mobility, higher education policy.
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Jerome B. Karabel, Professor Emeritus. Political sociology, sociology of education.
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Kristin Luker, Professor Emeritus. Social policy, jurisprudence.
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David Matza, Professor Emeritus. Social change, sociology, deviant behavior, poverty and working class life.
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Richard J. Ofshe, Professor Emeritus.

Neil J. Smelser, Professor Emeritus. Psychoanalysis, social theory, social change, social movements, economic sociology, comparative methods, sociology of education, terrorism.
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Barrie Thorne, Professor Emeritus. Feminist theory, gender theory, ethnography, qualitative methods, sociology, women, sociology of gender, sociology of age relations.
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Margaret M. Weir, Professor Emeritus. Political science, political sociology, sociology, American political development, urban politics and policy, comparative studies of the welfare state, metropolitan inequalities, city-suburban politics in the United States.
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Contact Information

Department of Sociology

410 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-642-4766

Fax: 510-642-0659

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Department Chair

Mara Loveman

mloveman@berkeley.edu

Director of Student Services

Carolyn A. Clark

410 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-643-4630

Fax: 510-642-0659

carolync@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Adviser

Cristina Rojas

424 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-642-3330

cmrojas@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Adviser

Seng Saelee

426 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-643-5815

ssaelee@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Adviser

Anne Meyers

422 Barrows Hall

Phone: 510-642-1657

abmeyers@berkeley.edu

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