Classes

Statistical Methods in Sociology

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
Most research in sociology is quantitative, and it is important for students to be able to critically evaluate published quantitative research. Ideally, students should also be able to conduct empirical research involving statistical methods. This course provides the foundation for both goals. The course focuses specifically on how to determine, apply, and interpret statistical methods appropriate for answering a sociological research question given a particular set of data. Basic probability theory is introduced as a building block of statistical reasoning, and a variety of commonly-used... Read more about Statistical Methods in Sociology

Proseminar

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
This course introduces sociology graduate students to the discipline of sociology and to departmental faculty. Student work is evaluated by class participation and attendance. There are no prerequisites.

Immigrant America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

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.

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...

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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...

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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.