Classes

Immigration, Race, and the Black Population of the United States

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

This course seeks to expose students to the recent social science literature on contemporary immigration of black individuals from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa to the United States. In addition to gaining an understanding of the degree of diversity that exists within the black immigrant population, students will explore the long-term effects of contemporary black immigration on American society, with a particular focus on understanding the roles of race, selective migration, and Read more about Immigration, Race, and the Black Population of the United States

Social and Economic Determinants of Health

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

This course provides students with an introduction to the study of public health from a sociological perspective. The course focuses most centrally on understanding the national, regional/state, and local level social contexts that are so important for the health of individuals and populations. A substantial portion of the course will be geared toward understanding how social contexts operate to produce health disparities across subgroups of the U.S. population, particularly those defined by Read more about Social and Economic Determinants of Health

Research Methods in Demography

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

Source materials used in the study of population; standard procedures for the measurement of fertility, mortality, natural increase, migration, and nuptiality; and uses of model life tables and stable population analysis and other techniques of estimation when faced with inaccurate or incomplete data are studied.

Immigrant America

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2014

This course seeks to expose students to the recent social science literature on contemporary immigration to the United States, its origins, adaptation patterns, and long-term effects on American society. The course will consist of lectures by the instructor combined with class discussion of assigned texts.

Research Methods in Demography

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2013
Source materials used in the study of population; standard procedures for the measurement of fertility, mortality, natural increase, migration, and nuptiality; and uses of model life tables and stable population analysis and other techniques of estimation when faced with inaccurate or incomplete data are studied.