Substitutes for this course are STAT 20000 Elementary Statistics or higher. Rosen. Van Haitsma. SOCI 20506. How do schools both contribute to social mobility and to the reproduction of the prevailing social order? Over the course of 10 weeks, we consider major contemporary sociological treatments of culture. While our survey will be broad, we will treat Chicago and its environs as a case study to comprehend the racial, ethnic, and political challenges in the growth and development of a city. Students will receive an introduction to sociological perspectives on social movements and the Internet, and consider the influence of networked communication technologies on the mobilization of social movements throughout the globe, with particular emphasis on feminist, queer/trans, human rights, and racial equity movements. Students in the course turn in 8 weekly assignments that are pieces of the final proposal and get back comments and suggestions to help revise these for the final, integrated proposal. All courses are organized by their parent identity. The main objectives are to provide students with a firm understanding of linear regression and generalized linear models and with the technical skills to implement these methods in practice. The hierarchical linear model offers a promising approach to analyzing data in these situations. McRoberts. How is masculinity produced, and are there different ways to be masculine? Wealth is the value of a person's accumulated possessions and financial assets. Maybe your task is to conduct fieldwork inside a community that challenges your comfort level. Also, we shall explore the classic and contemporary literature on race and inter-group dynamics. Students will conduct sociological inquiry-based projects, exploring questions related to these key topics, such as the "achievement gaps" in American higher education. What do sociologists do all day? However, information about wealth gives fundamentally important insight into the values, attitudes, behavior, consumption patterns, social standing, political power, health, happiness and yet more characteristics of individuals and population subgroups. This process is fed by changes in technology as well as by economic pressures and educational trends. These works will be investigated not only in their own terms, but their position in central issues revolving around the independence (or lack of same) of cultural production communities; the omnivore/unibrow question; the role of culture in larger (and smaller) political and social environments; the use of hierarchical as opposed to non-hierarchical models of social structure; and the location of meaning. that modernity originated in something called “Europe” and then spread to the rest of the world, that social relations are contained by nation-states, that social theories seeking to apprehend those social relations can best be developed through reference to European societies, and that such social theories represent universal principles, laws or forms applicable across different societies. 100 Units. Equivalent Course(s): ARCH 28702, GEOG 28702, SOCI 30283, ENST 28702, GEOG 38702. The methods will be illustrated by means of open source software such as QGIS and R. Instructor(s): M. Kolak     Terms Offered: Spring. Chicago training in sociology confers deep understanding of social organization and human relations, along with skill in drawing inferences from data, which has made it attractive for students considering careers in business, social media, data science, education, law, marketing, medicine, journalism, social work, politics, public administration, and urban planning. SOCI 20002 Social Structure and Change. The course will examine work and life in the borderland production centers; agriculture, poverty, and indigenous populations in rural Mexico; evolving trade and transnational ties (especially in people, food products and labor, and drugs) between the U.S. and Mexico; and trade, trade adjustment, and immigration policy. This course introduces techniques of, and approaches to, ethnographic field research. How do workers and employers find each other? First, we will examine the geopolitical context out of which ideas of development and underdevelopment emerged, and how that shaped the way social change and modernization was constructed. Introduction to Linear Models. Students must take the following statistics requirement. By way of analyzing and problematizing enduring oppositions associated with ethnographic fieldwork - field/home, insider/outsider, researcher/research subject, expert/novice, 'being there'/removal - this seminar is a practicum in theoretically grounded and critically reflexive qualitative methods of research. Instructor(s): R. Stolzenberg     Terms Offered: Winter SOCI 30104  Urban Structure & Process. Instructor(s): J. It has consequences for employment patterns, for expertise institutions like universities and consulting firms, for old and new professions, and for the future structure and content of knowledge itself. We will discuss key classic and modern theoretical perspectives on inequality, and review the literature on differentials by gender, race and ethnicity, family background, immigrant status. Labor Force and Employment. Also, we shall explore the classic and contemporary literature on race and inter-group dynamics. The course is a methodological practicum organized around student projects. Dilemmas of Development, Or Introduction to Sociology of Development. SOCI 40164  Involved Interviewing. SOCI 20005. This course is an introduction to the methods involved in "research with found data:" that is, found material like manuscripts, books, journals, newspapers, ephemera, and government and institutional documents. SOCI 20233. Social class had great effect on one's social standing; economic well-being; political power; access to knowledge; and even longevity, health, and height. Over the course of the quarter we will critique ideas of nationalism; consider the efficacy of nation and nationalism as categories of analysis; and will use cases from post-Soviet and post-socialist spaces to ground our discussions in the later part of the quarter, exploring narrative, performative, and material aspects of nationalism in the contemporary period. Intersectionality, Breaking the Binary, Hashtag Feminism, TERFs, SWERFs, Whimpsters, Woke Misogynists, Commodity Feminists, & Femocracies, Oh My! Hot sociology.uchicago.edu Students not yet ready to make a commitment to the Sociology Ph.D. may explore several more specialized M.A. Students spend the quarter working on a series of assignments that culminate in a research proposal for the BA thesis. This course provides an introduction and overview of how spatial thinking is translated into specific methods to handle geographic information and the statistical analysis of such information. This course challenges students to think about implications of applying the international culture of human rights and civil society to non-Western countries. By introducing students to participant observation and interviews in virtual worlds, ethics, data analysis and writing up, the course offers an opportunity to make sense of the current pandemic we're all experiencing in real time. A required seminar that will meet over two quarters. The readings examine the historical and structural embeddedness of economic action and institutions, the different constructions and interpretations of money, prices, and other dimensions of a market economy, and how a financial economy affects organizations, the art and other areas. Students in this course will explore precisely that question and - in keeping with one characteristic of contemporary feminists, namely their resurged interest in learning about past feminist efforts - will examine the history of feminist movements in the US. SOCI 20112. This course is designed to introduce students to thinking through the historical specificity of the ubiquitous and deceptively simple term "development". SOCI 20001 Sociological Methods. Throughout the course students will be exposed to research from around the globe, encouraging a deeply local but constantly comparative approach to social science. Equivalent Course(s): EDSO 20192, SOCI 30192, EDSO 30192. Instructor(s): S. Annavarapu     Terms Offered: Winter. Works include but are not limited to authors Londa Schiebinger, Evelynn Hammonds, Emily Martin, Sharon Traweek, Susan Leigh Star, Joan Fijimura, Helen Longino, Heather Douglas, Donna Haraway, Elizabeth Anderson, Sandra Harding, and Susan Haack. What does it mean to do participant observation online? 100 Units. If contemporary feminism is characterized by its diversity of purpose, then what defines the current, so-called "fourth wave" of feminism? From at least the Renaissance until sometime around the middle of the 20th Century, social class was the pre-eminent, generalized determinant of life chances in European and, eventually, American societies. This course addresses the explanations available for varying patterns of policies that cities provide in terms of expenditures and service delivery. The course covers a variety of advanced and/or applied topics in causal inference, which are not necessarily cumulative in content. We look at major patterns of inequality throughout human history, how they vary across countries, how they are formed and maintained, how they come to be seen as legitimate and desirable, and how they affect the lives of individuals within a society. This survey course in the sociology of race offers a socio-historical investigation of race in American society. Why is the conversation around "toxic masculinity" taking place in the United States at this moment? SOCI 50122  Seminar: Theories of Race & Racism. Hicks-Bartlett. McRoberts. It is published every spring quarter in advance of the next academic year. Winter and Spring. The texts are Thomas Mann's Oxford Guide to Library Research and Andrew Abbott's Digital Paper. The course surveys a broad range of research traditions from across the social sciences, as well as the work of urban planners, architects, and environmental scientists. Equivalent Course(s): SOCI 30103. Glaeser. Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form. Instructor(s): S. Raudenbush     Terms Offered: Spring 100 Units. However, information about wealth gives fundamentally important insight into the values, attitudes, behavior, consumption patterns, social standing, political power, health, happiness and yet more characteristics of individuals and population subgroups. Hicks-Bartlett. Scholars, novelists, filmmakers and social movements alike often construct visions of the future through claims about what will happen, what could happen, or what should happen. Topics include theoretical approaches and policy options, migration as a policy option, group theory, citizen preference theory, incrementalism, economic base influences, and an integrated model. While these ideals are ubiquitous, however, they are mobilized in very different ways at the local level. Others by consent of instructor. Stolzenberg. All courses required for completion of the sociology program must be taken for quality grades (e.g., not P/F). This course sets forth a general analysis of the social process, based on the exposition of a processual theoretical system. SOCI 20253. How is work organized into jobs, occupations careers and industries? 100 Units. Instructor(s): L. Janson     Terms Offered: Autumn We will look at major patterns of inequality throughout human history, how they vary across countries, how they are formed and maintained, how they come to be seen as legitimate and desirable, and how they affect the lives of individuals within a society. Sociology students should enroll in Autumn offering. Trade, Development and Poverty in Mexico. Fugazzola. 100 Units. A ut um n 2019 Special Courses in Divinity DVSC 30400 – Introduction to the Study of Religion This course examines the influence of Karl Marx and Marxist thought on the study of religion. SOCI 20505. To determine if a course is remote, hybrid, or in-person use the catalog search tool to narrow results. This offering of the course is for MAPSS students. This lecture course will provide an overview of all aspects of this social transformation, tracing developments through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Methodologies of the field range from ethnography, interviews, and historical research to surveys, computational modeling, and big data analysis. SOCI 20515. What is the effect of work on health? This course introduces key concepts, methods, and sources of information for understanding the structure of work and the organization of workers in the United States and other industrialized nations. The purpose of this course is to review what is known about the long-term effects of schooling. Course examples will be done in Stata. Anselin. How do intergroup stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination develop and evolve? In many ways, Medical Sociology grapples with this tension of wanting to be relevant to the fields of mainstream medicine while staying true to sociology's focus on institutions. completion of sufficient course work at the Divinity School, including at least three courses of bi-registration at the Divinity School in the area of proposed Ph.D. concentration. SOCI 28089. The course will devote particular attention to research traditions that investigate processes of urban restructuring in relation to a range of contemporary global transformations—including geoeconomic restructuring; neoliberalization and the remaking of state power; financialization and cascading global financial crises; the consolidation of global supply chains and new patterns of industrial development in the global South; and the proliferation of planetary ecological crises under the “Anthropocene.”  This reading-intensive course is intended to introduce Ph.D. students to the foundations of critical urban studies and to provide a broad survey of major themes, methods and debates in this dynamic research field. Spring. Studying both classical and contemporary approaches to nationalism, the class will consider how scholars have grappled with the from whence and how a nationalism over time. A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat. Anselin. Topics covered include analysis of variance and multiple regression, considered as they are used by practicing social scientists. Courses outside of sociology must be approved by the undergraduate program director. The readings incorporate classical theoretical statements, contemporary debates, and recent empirical evidence. & Publ. How and why do educational outcomes and experiences vary across student populations? A number of diverse methodological problems such as correlates of change, analysis of multi-level data, and certain aspects of meta-analysis share a common feature-a hierarchical structure. Subtitle: Strategies for interviewing hard to penetrate communities and populations. Who is unemployed? Also examined are the New York fiscal crisis and taxpayer revolts, measuring citizen preferences, service delivery, and productivity. Examples include spatial data integration (spatial join), transformations between different spatial scales (overlay), the computation of "spatial" variables (distance, buffer, shortest path), geovisualization, visual analytics, and the assessment of spatial autocorrelation (the lack of independence among spatial variables). Clemens. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. This required course provides a comprehensive introduction to widely used quantitative methods in sociology and related social sciences. It addresses connections that transcend national borders and connections that require us to dig deeper than the person and look at the brain. Anselin. B(l)ack to the Future: Racial Visions of Tomorrow. Students who plan to study abroad during any of these quarters must still participate in the seminar by completing required assignments and submitting them online and on time. Professions, Organizations, and Machines: Expertise and Power. 100 Units. This course introduces techniques and approaches to ethnographic field research. SOCI 20283. Equivalent Course(s): GNSE 12102. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the general education requirement in the social sciences This course introduces the philosophy and practice of social research. 100 Units. We survey social science approaches to answering key questions about work and employment, including: What is the labor force? The purpose of this course is to review what is known about the long term effects of schooling. This course, open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates, explores a variety of schools of thought that challenge and seek to transcend these assumptions, thereby generating alternative social theories, concepts, epistemologies and approaches. SOCI 30005  Statistical Methods of Research 2. Social Structure and Change. In their place formal schooling has become the great generalized influence over who gets access to the desiderata of social life, including food, shelter, political power, and medical care. Students are required to take at least one of the following methodology courses. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and program chair. thesis in a specific concentration. We will examine issues of race, ethnic and immigrant settlement in the United States. Feminist Perspectives on Science. DIVINITY COURSE CATALOG 2020-2021 This is a reference document only. Instructor(s): T. Clark     Terms Offered: Winter This course is an introduction to the methods involved in "research with found data:" that is, found material like manuscripts, books, journals, newspapers, ephemera, and government and institutional documents. This course is designed to help students begin to develop their own informed perspectives on American racial "problems" by introducing them to the ways that sociologists deal with race and racism in the US. Equivalent Course(s): SOCI 30125. Winter 2021. SOCI 20514. This course explores this new politics by mapping its emerging elements: the rise of social issues, ethno-religious and regional attachments, environmentalism, gender and life-style identity issues, new social movements, transformed political parties and organized groups, and new efforts to mobilize individual citizens. How is it different from the dominant approaches in political science and political theory? What does a sociological approach to the study of democracy look like? We focus on sociological approaches to American society, its position in the international system, and principal dimensions including race and ethnicity, age, gender, and social class. SOCI 40236  Panel Data Spatial Econometrics. Working from the idea that the research process is fundamentally a critical dialogue, we begin by exploring questions of causality and the epistemology of social research. Note(s): This class counts as a Foundations course for GNSE majors. We will look at differentials across neighborhoods, cities, regions and countries. Among other phenomena, students will explore patterns of secularization, religious nationalism, fundamentalisms, and policy-oriented religious social movements. These competing analytical perspectives are assessed in considering middle-range theories and empirical studies on central themes of political sociology. The point of this seminar is to introduce students to the key ideas, concepts and theories of these schools of thought and to critically assess their pitfalls and promise. We will read sociological texts, examine the use of allegory and parables by historians and social scientists, look at the visions set forth by social movements, and dissect future-oriented films, visual art, poetry and fiction all toward understanding the sociology of race in the U.S. Instructor(s): J. BA Seminar. This class surveys the historical bases and current extension of core readings in the sociology of culture. These efforts often fail, sometimes dramatically, but they have also contributed to major social change including the abolition of slavery, the expansion of rights, and demands for new understandings of justice. Garrido. Spatial data science consists of a collection of concepts and methods drawn from both statistics and computer science that deal with accessing, manipulating, visualizing, exploring and reasoning about geographical data. Sociology of Race and Racism. This course introduces various sociological perspectives about stratification. We will use an intersectional lens to study the ways in which the concept and lived experience of masculinity are shaped by economic, social, cultural, and political forces. Applications range from criminology and public health to politics and marketing. Instructor(s): P. Mostajir     Terms Offered: Autumn. SOCI 28092. Note that we will grapple with difficult issues in this course such as lynching, ethnic riots, and genocide. Books for Course Use. Instructor(s): Yaniv Ron-El     Terms Offered: Spring 2018-2019 Course Clusters Chicago can be explored from nearly any academic perspective or discipline. These proposals are to be submitted on the College's General Petition Form and must be approved by the undergraduate program director. This course explores statistical methods that can be used to answer these and many other questions of interest to social scientists. These competing analytical perspectives are assessed in considering middle-range theories and empirical studies on central themes of political sociology. The program is designed to meet the needs of diverse students, and students declare a student-designed specialty that reflects their course work and BA thesis research, such as social policy or social analytics. We will discuss practical steps to put together a research project—from research design to data collection and analysis. SOCI 40239  Linear Models: From Principles To Practice. While this introductory course is not a prerequisite for the course, a prior taking of any other course that covers similar topics is expected and assumed. All required sociology courses are offered annually, and students should inquire directly of the director of undergraduate studies if they need to know when a course will be offered in the next academic year. Spring. Note(s): Required of students who are majoring in Sociology. CANCELLED. 100 Units. No more than three courses from outside sociology and no more than two reading and research courses may be used toward the major. Autumn. 100 Units. United States But popular politics may also take other forms: petitions, social movements, protest in the streets, and cultural critique. Visit the departmental website for the most up-to-date course offerings and descriptions. Rational Foundations of Social Theory. Local, national, and cross-national analyses are explored. Topics include analysis of variance and multiple regression, considered as they are used by practicing social scientists. This course considers the causes and consequences of wealth accumulation for individuals, the social groups to which they belong, and the societies in which they dwell. Harvey Levenstein. The College Catalog is the official undergraduate listing of courses and programs of study, including academic policies and degree requirements. 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