The is a representative list of courses offered by the department and should not be used for schedule planning. For accurate and up-to-date course listings and information, Duke students should log into ACES.

Spring 2017

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
SOCIOL 641S
Proseminar Medical Sociology George, Linda 02 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

Selected topics in medical sociology: social structure and health; social behavior and health; organization and financing of health care; medical sociology (for example, social epidemiology, stress and coping, health and aging). Instructor: Burton, Brown, George, and Gold
SOCIOL 642S
Global Inequality Research Darity, William 01 Th 04:40 PM-07:10 PM East Duke 204A

Course Description

Engagement of vertically integrated research teams in projects exploring racial and ethnic disparities exhibited and expressed in six arenas: employment, wealth, health, political participation, education, and arts and culture. Each team will produce a major paper that will qualify for submission to a refereed journal in the area relevant to the focus of the study. Instructor: Staff
SOCIOL 647
Surviving Globalization Crichlow, Michaeline 01 W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM TBA

Course Description

Global Change entails a multiplicity of environmental, social, economic, political and cultural factors that create challenges for development. The Global South, a vital area of the world, has been entangled in this vortex of global change as both catalyst and conductor of an emergent globalizing modernity. The progress of globalization seems beset by multiple stressors, ranging from financial crises and global recession, to climate change, state and non-state conflicts, free ranging terrorist aggression, and global health scares. What are the odds then of surviving globalization? What role do our imaginations of development play in either creating crises or effectively responding to them? This course is the same as African and African Amer
SOCIOL 690S
Seminar Selected Topics Harris, Angel 01 Th 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

Substantive, theoretical, or methodological topics. Instructor: Staff
SOCIOL 701
Debates/professional Concerns Vaisey, Stephen 01 F 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

A two-semester overview of the sociological research being conducted in the Department, a discussion of current controversies in the discipline, how to prepare for a professional career in sociology, the ethics of doing sociological research, the practice of teaching, how to apply for research grants. Instructor: Staff
SOCIOL 702
Second-year Paper Workshop Keister, Lisa 01 F 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Soc/Psych 331

Course Description

A two-semester workshop in which each student carries out a research project from beginning to end. Weekly seminars offer the opportunity for students to critique each other's work. Instructor: Staff
SOCIOL 711
Contemporary Explanations Streib, Jessi 01 Tu 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Soc/Psych 331

Course Description

Second theory course for first-year sociology graduate students. Explanatory sociological theory from the mid-20th century to the present. Instructor: Staff
SOCIOL 721S
Research Practicum Chaves, Mark 01 M 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

Explores sociological research methods. Focuses on basic elements shared by all sociological research: research questions, research design, measurement, sampling, and data collection. Will sharpen students' research skills, help them distinguish good from poor matches between research questions and research methods, and equip them to design and execute high quality sociological research. Instructor: Chaves or Keister
SOCIOL 723
Social Statistics Ii Vaisey, Stephen 001 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

Advanced methods for first-year sociology graduate students; content varies but may include: logit, probit, and other generalized linear models; propensity score and other forms of matching; instrumental variables; panel and multilevel data; simulations. Instructor: Lynch, Moody, or Vaisey
SOCIOL 723
Social Statistics Ii Vaisey, Stephen 01L Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

Advanced methods for first-year sociology graduate students; content varies but may include: logit, probit, and other generalized linear models; propensity score and other forms of matching; instrumental variables; panel and multilevel data; simulations. Instructor: Lynch, Moody, or Vaisey
SOCIOL 750S
Prosem Population Studies (top Lynch, Scott 01 M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Soc/Psych 329

Course Description

Selected topics: population dynamics; mortality, morbidity, and epidemiology; urbanization and migration; demography of the labor force; demography of aging; population studies. Instructor: Burton, Lynch, Moody, or O'Rand
SOCIOL 765S
Prosem: Social Strat (top) Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo 01 M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Soc/Psych 331

Course Description

Core and special topics in social stratification, including explanations for the existence, amount, and various dimensions of stratification in society; institutions that produce stratification; forces that cause the structure of stratification to vary both over time and across societies; and structures that govern social mobility within and across generations. Intergenerational mobility; social structure and the life course; social inequality and the structure of poverty; careers and labor markets; societal transformation; stratification and mobility research. Instructor: Keister, Spenner, or Streib
SOCIOL 765S
Prosem: Social Strat (top) Read, Jen'nan 02 Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM Soc/Psych 331

Course Description

Core and special topics in social stratification, including explanations for the existence, amount, and various dimensions of stratification in society; institutions that produce stratification; forces that cause the structure of stratification to vary both over time and across societies; and structures that govern social mobility within and across generations. Intergenerational mobility; social structure and the life course; social inequality and the structure of poverty; careers and labor markets; societal transformation; stratification and mobility research. Instructor: Keister, Spenner, or Streib
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