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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Sociology (Division 482)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

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Soc. 400. Sociological Principles and Problems.

Introductory courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): T McGinn

Prerequisites & Distribution: For juniors, seniors, and graduate students with no background in sociology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100 or 195. (3). (Introductory course).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/442/001.nsf

This course, designed for upper-level or graduate students asking the question "What Is Sociology?" will explore a sample of Sociology's key thinkers, theories, sub-fields, and contemporary issues. For some, the course will serve as an introduction; for others, an integration of more specialized courses.

An inductive or "discovery" approach will be used. Analysis of primary sources will be enhanced by secondary source readings, visits from academic and applied sociologists, and students' research on assigned or elective topics. The class will define a sociological issue of interest and form teams to conduct the major steps of a research project.

Classroom time will be comprised of small- and large-group discussion, formal presentations, and audio-visual supplements. Grading opportunities will include quizzes, the class project, and three short papers, one of which will be a take-home final focusing the student's fully formulated answer to the question, "What Is Sociology?"

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Soc. 405. Theory in Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark Mizruchi (mizruchi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 305. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Sociological theories are the result of attempts to construct a meaningful world, to make sense of the complexity of human behavior. This class presents an overview of a wide range of classical and contemporary sociological theories. The goal is to expose students to the richness and diversity of approaches to the field as well as to provide the tools for analyzing contemporary and historical events. Although we shall cover several different perspectives, the coverage will not be comprehensive. Not all perspectives will be addressed and not all of those addressed will receive equal attention. But students should still gain an understanding and appreciation of the sociological imagination. The course will be run as a seminar. Each session will consist primarily of discussion rather than lecture. The instructor will begin each class with a brief summary lecture. Following that, student facilitators will lead the discussion. Prerequisites: At least one, and preferably more than one, prior sociology course or permission of the instructor. For the most recent syllabus, see http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mizruchi/

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Soc. 415. Economic Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark Mizruchi (mizruchi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: introductory economics, psychology, or political science. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Economic sociology is concerned with the social bases of economic behavior. It is one of the newest but most vibrant areas of sociology. This course presents an overview of the field. We begin with a discussion of the differences between sociological and economic approaches, followed by samples from the classic works of Adam Smith, Polanyi, Marx, and Weber. We then discuss the rise of the large corporation, focusing on both economic and sociological accounts. Following this unit, we move progressively from the internal workings of the firm toward macro-level discussions of the relation between business and society. Topics covered include issues of corporate control, the social meaning of money, production and financial markets, mergers and divestitures, the role of national cultures in shaping economic behavior, and fundamental questions about the distribution of income and wealth.

Prerequisites: At least one prior course in both sociology and economics or permission of the instructor.

For the most recent syllabus, see http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mizruchi/

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Soc. 423/Amer. Cult. 421. Social Stratification.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lee Schlesinger (schlesin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/423/001.nsf

This course presents alternative sociological explanations and interpretations of social inequality, differentiation, hierarchy, and stratification. In particular, it considers both interactional and structural approaches to class, caste, and race/ethnicity. The course examines the values, experiences, and institutions characterizing these phenomena with a view towards better appreciating factors which shape social reproduction and order as well as social mobility and structural change in different societies. The readings present historical and cross-cultural materials that encourage critical reflection on popular and scientific notions of status and rank and on recent sociological debates about race and ethnicity in the United States.

The first third of the course introduces important classic and contemporary theories of inequality and class (including Marx, Weber, Giddens, Blau and Duncan, Bourdieu). The second third of the course concentrates on the so-called caste system of India through several empirical studies of rural social life and two synthetic interpretations (Dumont's Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications and Milner's Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture ).

Then the final part considers the approaches and models used to study class and caste as socio-cultural phenomena in relation to the contemporary sociology of race/ethnicity in American society. That is, how can what is learned about class and caste as forms of stratification improve the study of race and ethnicity, and how do contemporary American racial and ethnic problems make new demands on the sociology of stratification? The course as a whole aims to recognize and evaluate some implications of applying different concepts and methods, which likely reflect different social interests and positions, to depict or model the structured/structuring social differences that are often realized as inequality and stratification.

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Soc. 434/AAS 434. Social Organization of Black Communities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Al Young (ayoun@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 201 recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 434.001.

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Soc. 442. Occupations and Professions.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laurie Morgan (morganla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/442/001.nsf

This course examines theories about the organization of work in occupations and the professions. Drawing on studies of managers, engineers, lawyers, nurses, manufacturing work, interactive service work, and contingent work, we will address structures of opportunity, control and resistance, psychology of social control, emotion work, the quality movement, effects of changing technology, collective bargaining, layoffs and downsizing, discrimination, and work and family.

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Soc. 447/WS 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karen Martin (kamartin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/447/001.nsf

This course will ask two central questions about gender relations Why is there gender inequality? and What are women's experiences of that inequality? We will examine many (often contradictory) answers to these questions. The course will be broken into four sections the State; Work; Family; and Body/Sexuality that represent the main areas of social life that have been theorized as the locus of women's oppression. We will look for answers to a wide range of questions that will shed light on our basic question about how gender inequality is constructed and maintained. Some specific questions we will ask are: How do women and men decide who does the housework? Why do MacDonalds' workers think cooking is a man's job? Is mothering political? Is breastfeeding? When is rape a war crime? How do race, class, and sexuality interact with gender? Do cosmetics, shaving, and dieting maintain gender inequality?

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Soc. 452. Law and Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dan Sharphorn (dsharphn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 454. Law and Social Organization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Somers

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 463/Comm. Studies 485. Mass Communication and Public Opinion.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Young (mmyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Communication Studies 463.001.

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Soc. 465/Psych. 488. Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andy Modigliani (modigli@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory sociology or introductory psychology as a social science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/SC465/index.html

The course will examine how people become social deviants and how relevant social institutions contribute to this process. Early portions will examine the legal enforcement, judicial and corrections systems which together determine who will be designated deviant and with what consequences. Later portions will focus on particular forms of deviance (e.g., delinquency, theft, fraud, rape) with a view to understanding and evaluating the several theoretical perspectives that have been proposed to explain their genesis and perpetuation.

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Soc. 468. Criminology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeff Morenoff (morenoff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/468/001.nsf

This course provides an introduction to the sociological study of crime and social control. After reviewing the definition and nature of crime in both classic and contemporary theories, we explore the major theoretical perspectives on the causes of crime and compare their ability to explain criminal activity by considering case studies drawn from books, film, and current events. Some of the specific topics we will explore include crime and policing in local communities; family and cultural influences on crime; the contours of criminal careers; race, class, and gender as they relate to crime in America; and historical trends in violent crime.

Requirements generally include two in-class exams, two papers, and class participation although these requirements are subject to change. No prerequisite or background in sociology is required.

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Soc. 475/MCO 475 (Public Health). Introduction to Medical Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Betsy Cullum-Swan

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 001 Gender and Power: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Meets with History 591.001

Instructor(s): Sonya Rose (sorose@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines how gender relations and gender politics shaped and are shaped by social policies, nationalist politics, and definitions of citizenship. The purpose of the course is to explore how the links between gender, nationhood, and ideas about citizenship change historically and vary across particular social contexts. We will examine the gender politics of war and revolution, and how imperialism, fascism and the transition from Socialism to market economies have affected the construction of masulinities and femininities, the meanings of citizenship, and the links between gender and nationalist politics. We will consider as well, the uses and meanings of sexual violence in national conflicts. The goals of the course are for students to learn to think criticially about the construction of gender difference, and its significance to and in regimes of power.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 002 Sex/Gender/Sexualities: Gender and the Body. Meets with Women's Studies 483.003.

Instructor(s): Karen Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/495/002.nsf

Are there more than two "genders"? What is the significance of the "Naked Mile" for studies of gender & the body? How are children's bodies "gendered," both by themselves and by others? What is the significance of games children play on schoolyards? Are children sexual beings? Why are so many women on diets? How are our notions about beauty constructed? Can you be a feminist if you are concerned about your appearance? How is masculinity constructed within the men's movement? How do men and women's experiences of their aging bodies differ? Is sexuality biologically determined or "socially constructed"? How does socialization affect sexuality and male/female relationships? What constitutes "sexual harassment"? What does "rape" mean? Is prostitution degrading to women or empowering? How do new reproductive technologies construct women's bodies in new ways?

We will explore these and/or similar questions this term in Soc. 495, Sex/Gender/Sexualities: Gender and the Body. Throughout the term, we will ask how gender is constructed, what the main causes and consequences are of gender inequality with regard to issues about the body, how issues of power come into play, and how various social identities such as social class race, sexuality, age, and others intersect with gender in "embodying" lived experiences. Course requirements include attendance & participation (25%), writing assignment choice of options including keeping an "intellectual journal" or completing sociological projects (25%), and two exams (25% each). (25%), and two exams (25% each). NOTE: if this class is full, please email the instructor to be placed on her waiting list.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 003 International Identities

Instructor(s): Dana Greene (dmgreene@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 004 Transforming America: Then and Now

Instructor(s): Silvia Pedraza (spedraza@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 005 Sociology of Contemporary China.

Instructor(s): Ching Kwan Lee (chinglee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In a mere half a century, China has experienced some of the most momentous social changes any modern society has ever seen. First came the communist revolution which gave rise to a revolutionary society, promising an alternative route to modernity, equality and justice. Then after three decades of state socialism, the regime initiated fundamental reforms capable of transforming the country into one of the world's most vibrant economies and a superpower in the international community. This course explores how a fifth of humanity lived through these transitions. We will examine major social institutions (like family, workplace, village, industry, government and market), social movements (like the 1989 Democracy Movement), and social relations (gender, class, ethnicity, state-society) they have created along the way. Applying sociological knowledge to the trial and tribulation, continuities and changes of Chinese social life, we will discuss how they inform our imagination about human diversity and possibility. In addition to lectures, documentary and audio-visual materials will be used to facilitate students' understanding of a society very different from the United States. Students are also encouraged to discuss current events and social issues related to China and our course.

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Soc. 495. Special Course.

Section 006 States and Non-Muslim Minorities in the Middle East

Instructor(s): Ayhan Aktar

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3).May be repeated for credit, provided that the course topics are different.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers a survey of the tension between Middle Eastern States and their Non-Muslim minorities in the modern period. Keeping in mind the process of dissolution of empires in the post-First World War period, the changing social position and personal status of Non-Muslim minorities during the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey would constitute a starting point of this course.

These transitions will be evaluated in comparative perspective from the point of the relations between authoritarian Middle Eastern states and its non-Muslim minorities, including discriminatory economic policies, expropriation, and forced migration. The treatment of minorities by the central political apparatus would provide clues as to the structural characteristics of the nationalist states.

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Soc. 500. Orientation Seminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Fatma Göçek

Prerequisites & Distribution: Must be enrolled in the doctoral program of the Sociology Department. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 501. Proseminar on Detroit Area Study Topic.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marans

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing with intent to elect Soc. 512 in winter term. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of the theory and literature relevant to the Detroit Areas Study for the year.

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Soc. 503. Race and Culture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Reynolds Farley (renf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/503/001.nsf

This seminar is an introduction to racial/ ethnic and cultural relations in the United States. It is designed to provide participants with a theoretical framework that is sufficient for them to examine and access the relationships between actual or imputed racial or ethnic differences and the resulting inequalities in the distribution of societal resources and rewards. The course is focused on intergroup relations in America. However some comparisons between race/ethnic relations in the U.S. and other societies will be made. Topics covered include: the concepts and definitions of race and ethnicity, theories of assimilation, comparisons of racial and ethnic group experiences in America, the nature of prejudice, changing racial/ethnic attitudes, a retrospective on race/ethnic relations, and prospects for the future.

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Soc. 505. Theories and Practices of Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julia Adams, George Steinmetz

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 507. Logics and Strategies of Sociological Research Inquiry.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barbara Anderson, Margaret Somers

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in sociology, other graduate students with permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 510. Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeff Morenoff (morenoff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (4).

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/510/001.nsf

This is a course for first year graduate students in the social sciences. It is the first part of a two part sequence (Sociology 510- 610), which form the core statistics sequence in the department of sociology. The role of Sociology 510 in this sequence is: a) development of the background for probability distributions, estimators of summary statistics of those distributions, and inferential procedures from sample based estimators; b) introduction of the general linear model, which forms the basis of analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression; and c) experience in the use of a statistical computing package for the analysis of quantitative data.

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Soc. 513/Poli. Sci. 513. Practicum in Survey Research.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Valentino

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is the 3rd in the series of courses comprising the Detroit Area Study research practicum. The course has three main components: 1) a series of lectures on issues of survey data analysis, 2) a set of readings targeted to lecture topics, and 3) individual student preparation of a research report that addresses a significant sociological research question using these data. Lectures and readings will focus on most of the following issues: data cleaning & file preparation; classification systems & recodes; descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing; sums of squares and the analysis of variance; data reduction through factor and/or cluster analysis & the development of indices; cross-classification of categoric data & the measurement of association; multivariatelinear regression tools; dummy-variable regression & multiple classification analyis; the logic of causal analysis & multiple dependent variables; multiple indicators, measurement errors & statistical analysis; report writing, graphics & the presentation of data.

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Soc. 532. Practicum in Comparative Historical Sociology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Howard Kimeldorf

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This two term sequence (Sociology 532-533) is intended as an introduction to the methods of historical and comparative research in sociology. The first term will be devoted to intensive reading and discussion of work that explores some of the key problems and approaches within this tradition. We will conclude by reading several exemplary works of historical and comparative sociology, which will guide students in drafting individual research proposals. The second academic term will focus on producing an original research paper utilizing historical and/or comparative approaches.

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Soc. 590. Proseminar in Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andy Modigliani (modigli@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Some background in social psychology desirable. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/SC590/index.html

This course is intended as a graduate-level introduction to social psychology. It takes a broad interdisciplinary perspective, emphasizing ideas and research of interest to social scientists generally. Students are expected to read and then discuss in class approximately 100 pages of readings a week, generally from primary sources or from integrative review articles. Many of the readings are designated as "core" in the sense that they are included each time the course is taught until changed by the social psychology faculty; non-core readings are the ones that have been selected for use this term. Within this course, this distinction is not the one that makes a difference.

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Soc. 595. Special Courses.

Section 001 Community Research

Instructor(s): Mark Chesler

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 595. Special Courses.

Section 002 Sociology of Law Seminar. Meets with Law 892.001.

Instructor(s): Richard Lempert

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 595. Special Courses.

Section 003 Gender & Social Transformation. Meets with Women's Studies 698.004.

Instructor(s): Sonya Rose (sorose@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 595. Special Courses.

Section 004 Globalization

Instructor(s): Ian Robinson

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 595. Special Courses.

Section 005 NARRATIVES AND NUMBERS: INTEGRATING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN THE STUDY OF GENDER AND THE LIFE COURSE. MEETS W/WS 602.001 AND RACKHAM 570.002.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Cole, David Featherman , Abigail Stewart

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/SC595/index.html

See Women's Studies 602.001.

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Soc. 597. Special Courses.

Section 001 Rethinking Marxism

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Paige

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 597. Special Courses.

Section 002 Data Collection Methods

Instructor(s): Cantor

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 597. Special Courses.

Section 003 Data Collection Methods

Instructor(s): Raunathan

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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Soc. 651/Pol. Sci. 685. Proseminar in Electoral Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gregory Markus (gmarkus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 865.001.

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Soc. 682/Psych. 682. Advanced Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Crocker (jcrocker@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in sociology and permission of instructor. Priority is given to Ph.D. students in sociololgy. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 682.001.

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Soc. 695. Directed Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 696. Directed Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

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Soc. 751/Pol. Sci. 790. Techniques of Dynamic Analysis.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 787. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 790.001.

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Soc. 760. Power, History, and Social Change Research Seminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George Steinmetz

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or Instructor permission. (3).May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Soc. 786/Psych. 786. Research Design in Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Monique Fleming (moniquef@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to approved applicants for the Ph.D. in social psychology; others by permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 786.001.

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Soc. 789/Psych. 789. Social Change-Social Movements.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mayer Zald

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Over the last two decades there has been great progress made in the study of social movements. There are many more empirical studies, a greater range of theoretical frameworks, efforts at theoretical integration, interdisciplinary linkages, especially between political science and sociology, and internationalization of the scholarly community. The seminar is not intended as a comprehensive review of the state of the field. Instead, it is designed to:

  1. critique major concepts and approaches
  2. examine frontier conceptual issues, especially at the macro and political level
  3. facilitate student research agendas.

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Soc. 825/Hist. 825/Anthro. 825/Chinese 825/Econ. 825/Pol. Sci. 825. Seminar in Chinese History and Society.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Either language knowledge (Chinese or Japanese) or Hist. 544 or Pol. Sci. 455. Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 825.001.

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Soc. 830. Research Seminar in Social Demography.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yu Xie (yuxie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Population Background. Graduate standing. (1-3).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/~yuxie/soc830.html

Sociology 830 (Social Demography Training Seminar) is offered every semester. Students in the Social Demography Program are expected to attend it continuously when in residence for 1-3 credits per semester. Its objectives are to socialize students to be professional researchers and help students write research papers. It consists of the PSC Brownbag Seminar, the Student Research Forum, and group and individualized meetings with the instructor. Although students are enrolled for only 1 or 2 credits most of the time, they are required to register for full (3) credits at least once, in the term they complete and present a research paper. It is expected that students who use Sociology 830 to fulfill their research seminar requirement in the Department of Sociology be enrolled in Sociology 830 for at least two semesters.

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Soc. 850/Psych. 890/Epid. 850 (Public Health). Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Williams

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).May be elected more than once.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Selected advanced topics including problems of diagnosing psychopathology through community surveys, psychosocial predictors of mental illness, primary prevention and coping with undesirable life events. This seminar brings together a multidisciplinary set of faculty and students from sociology, psychology, health behavior and health education, psychiatry, and epidemiology to present and discuss recent research on the social and psychological sources of mental and physical health. Substantively, the seminar will focus on the role of psychosocial and social structural factors in the etiology and course of health and illness, including the study of life events, chronic role strains, resources for adapting to potential stressors, and the actual process of coping and adaptation. The application of social epidemiology to problems of service utilization may also be considered.

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Soc. 988/Psych. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 001 Current Research in Social Cognition (Credits ?).

Instructor(s): Denise Sekaquaptewa (dsekaqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5; 1, 3 or 5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 988.001.

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Soc. 988/Psych. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 002 Special Topics in Social Psych (Credits ?).

Instructor(s): Nisbett

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5; 1, 3 or 5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 988.001.

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Soc. 988/Psych. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 003 Self Esteem. (2 Credits).

Instructor(s): Jennifer Crocker (jcrocker@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5; 1, 3 or 5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 988..

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Soc. 988/Psych. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 004 (Credits ?).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5; 1, 3 or 5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 988.001.

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Soc. 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Soc. 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

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Soc. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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