Graduate Course Plan
The program requires students to take a minimum of 33 credits. 15 - 18 of those credits are required courses; 15 credits are electives. A minimum of 15 of the 33 credits must be 6600 level courses.
In addition to the required and elective courses, students must pass a written comprehensive examination, defend their thesis prospectus and final thesis, and complete a master thesis.
All courses are either 5500 or 6600 level courses in sociology, or other graduate courses approved by the sociology graduate director.
- SOC 5502 - Proseminar
- SOC 5508 - Advanced Statistics
- SOC 6600 - Comparative Theories
- SOC 6603 - Topics in Social Science Research Methods
- SOC 6650 - Thesis
- SOC 6601 - Selected Theories (e.g. Goffman)
- SOC 6605 - Social Organizations (e.g. The Hospital)
- SOC 6607 - Global Racial Formations
- SOC 6615 - Social Institutions (e.g. History of Social Institutions; Medicine and Society)
- SOC 6620 - Philosophy of Social Science
- SOC 6613 - Social Behavior
- SOC 6621 - Interdisciplinary Topics (e.g. Buddist Sociology, War)
- SOC 5531 - Criminology
- SOC 5562 - Power, Class, and Prestige
- SOC 5567 - Community Networking
- SOC 5591/5599 - Topics (e.g. Elite Crime, Family and TV, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Sport)
See the Graduate Catalog for course details.