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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Sociology

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Spring Half-Term Courses

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SOC 447 / WOMENSTD 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Cara Bergstrom (cbergstr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spring/soc/447/101.nsf

This course examines gender inequalities through a sociological lens. It is designed to question the neatly organized categories of gender, sex, and sexuality that have dominated academic and popular discourse. Each week, we will address critical questions that have enjoyed vigorous debate in recent years, such as: How are sex and gender socially constructed? How has feminism been modified over the years to better understand gender? In what ways are bodies gendered by everyday activities? What can the lives of children and adolescents tell us about gender constructions? What is the connection between sexual identities and gender categories? Where do masculinities fit in? How do families create and reinforce gender constructions? How are the worlds of work gendered, both in the U.S. and cross-nationally? What role does the state play in regulating gender, especially through reproductive policies, social welfare services, and (sex) tourism? Throughout the course, we will pay particular attention to the intersectionalities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and nation.

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SOC 612 / SURVMETH 612 / PSYCH 687. Methods of Survey Sampling.

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two graduate-level courses in statistical methods. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spring/survmeth/612/101.nsf

See Survey Methodology 612.101.

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SOC 621 / PSYCH 683. Workshop in Sampling Techniques.

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: SOC 612 and/or concurrent enrollment in SOC 613 and permission of instructor. Graduate standing. (6). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (6 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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SOC 695. Directed Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed research on a topic of the student's choice. An individual instructor must agree to direct such research, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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SOC 696. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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SOC 988 / PSYCH 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 102 — Multi-Level Anl Surv Data. SRC Summer Institute video course. Meets June 2-27. [3 credits]. Meets with Education 890.

Instructor(s): Stevenson Fergus

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1, 3, 5). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1, 3, 5).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spsu/educ/890/001.nsf

See Psychology 988.102.

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SOC 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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SOC 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

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. Students who have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. are required to register for Sociology 995 in any term when they are consulting with members of their dissertation committee or using the Library or other facilities of the University. If the student is to be engaged in a period of study away from the University, the student should file a Certification for Detached Study in advance. Students doing dissertation work prior to achieving candidacy should register for Sociology 990 for that portion of their schedule spent on dissertation work.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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SOC 695. Directed Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed research on a topic of the student's choice. An individual instructor must agree to direct such research, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

SOC 696. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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SOC 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

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 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

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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SOC 423 / AMCULT 421. Social Stratification.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Justin Thomas (thomasjl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on individual and structural explanations for the generation and maintenance of stratification in the United States and the influence of inequality on individuals and groups. The purpose of the class is to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, facts, and methods in the sociological analysis of social stratification. While a majority of the literature used in class is from the sociological perspective, sources from other disciplines are also incorporated. Throughout the course, we will cover topics including: sources of stratification; the structure of contemporary stratification; social mobility; status and income attainment; stratification in the labor market; gender stratification; and racial and ethnic inequality.

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SOC 475 / MEDCARE 475. Introduction to Medical Sociology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Joel Purkiss (purkissj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Why do physicians in the U.S. currently provide higher-quality healthcare and advice to whites than to racial minorities with the same diseases and some incomes, according to a large and reliable 2002 study? Why do industrialized nations have such different rates for medical ("non-religious") circumcision? Why do some lethal diseases receive great amounts of worldwide recognition and attention from officials and the public, while other lethal diseases are rarely discussed? This course begins to answer these and other questions by introducing students to an important sub-field of sociology. Medical sociology looks beyond individual-level factors, such as biology, to examine how social, political, and cultural factors affect health and illness. The core concepts, theoretical approaches, and research areas within medical sociology will be presented and discussed. By completing the course, students will be able to apply the perspectives of medical sociology to critically examine health and illness both in the U.S. and cross-culturally.

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SOC 495. Special Course.

Section 201 — Sociology Through Literature.

Instructor(s): Michael Lowy

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

I. Art and literature as sociological knowledge

1)Introduction

2)Flemish painting of the XVth century : Jan Van Eyck

3)Flemish painting of the XVth century : Hyeronimus Bosch

II. Literature as sociology

4) Introduction

5) Realism, romanticism

III. Scott Fitzgerald and « conspicuous consumption »

6) Fitzgerald's Short Stories

7) Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class

8) The Great Gatsby : conspicuous consumption

9) The Great Gatsby : reification

IV) Franz Kafka on bureaucracy

10) Max Weber on bureaucracy

11) Alfred Weber on the employees

12) Introduction to Kafka

13) America

14) The Penal Colony

15) The Trial

16) The Castle

17) « Kafkaesque situation »

V) Conclusion

18) The specificity of literature as sociology

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SOC 621 / PSYCH 683. Workshop in Sampling Techniques.

Section 201 — SRC Summer Institute course. 8 weeks, 6 credits.

Instructor(s): Steven G Heeringa

Prerequisites & Distribution: SOC 612 and/or concurrent enrollment in SOC 613 and permission of instructor. Graduate standing. (6). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (6 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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SOC 695. Directed Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed research on a topic of the student's choice. An individual instructor must agree to direct such research, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

SOC 696. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

SOC 988 / PSYCH 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 202 — Analysis of Multilevel Survey Data Meets with Education 890.

Instructor(s): Stevenson Fergus

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1, 3, 5). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spsu/educ/890/001.nsf

See Psychology 988.202.

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SOC 988 / PSYCH 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 214 — Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data. June 2- July 25

Instructor(s): Gail T Arnold

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1, 3, 5). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/summer/soc/988/214.nsf

See Psychology 988.214.

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SOC 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-4). (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 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (4). (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. Students who have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. are required to register for Sociology 995 in any term when they are consulting with members of their dissertation committee or using the Library or other facilities of the University. If the student is to be engaged in a period of study away from the University, the student should file a Certification for Detached Study in advance. Students doing dissertation work prior to achieving candidacy should register for Sociology 990 for that portion of their schedule spent on dissertation work.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department


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