Courses

Required Graduate Courses (See this link for all course descriptions):

Required courses are offered on a regular schedule as shown below. A full-time student would enroll in the required courses in the order shown.

Fall – First Year

  • SOCY 502 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCY 508 Introduction to Social Statistics
  • SOCY 601 Sociological Research Methods

Spring – First Year

  • SOCY 608 Statistics for Social Research (Thesis option)
  • SOCY 602 Applications of Sociological Research Methods

Fall – Second Year

  • SOCY 693 Internship OR SOCY 694 Practicum in Sociology (Applied option)
  • SOCY 698 M.S. Thesis (Thesis option)

Spring – Second Year

  • SOCY 693 Internship OR SOCY 694 Practicum in Sociology (Applied option)
  • SOCY 698 M.S. Thesis (Thesis option)

Electives offered frequently:

  • SOCY 607 Seminar in Race and Ethnic Relations in America
  • SOCY 613 Social Stratification
  • SOCY 620 Seminar in Criminology
  • SOCY 625 Urban Sociology
  • SOCY 635 Theorizing Gender Violence
  • SOCY 645 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCY 652 Environmental Sociology
  • SOCY 654 Political Economy
  • SOCY 673 Public Sociology

The department also occasionally offers special topics courses under the SOCY 691 designation.