Social scientists regularly ask questions that can be answered with quantitative data from a population-based sample. Spring. 1814 Databases The goal of this course is to equip students with selected advanced and applied topic in causal inference. Equivalent Course(s): SOCI 30504. The focus of the course is on reading and on in-class discussion; although not required, some prior experience with sociology's "greatest hits" may be helpful. Also examined are the New York fiscal crisis and taxpayer revolts, measuring citizen preferences, service delivery, and productivity. Instructor(s): S. Annavarapu     Terms Offered: Winter. Autumn 2020: Law, Letters, and Society 28040 Introduction to Law, Letters, and Society 29400 BA Seminar; Anthropology 29604: Topics in Critical Theory: Constitutionalism and Rights This in-depth investigation into interviewing begins with an assumption that the researcher as interviewer is an integral part of the research process. How and why do educational outcomes and experiences vary across student populations? Note(s): This class counts as a Foundations course for GNSE majors. We also offer online courses, for those not located in Chicago, or who wish to study from home. This course is a sequence to Introduction to Causal Inference (SOCI 30315 and CHDV 30102, which is cross-listed as PBHS 43201 and STAT 31900, and assumes basic knowledge of methods covered in that course, including Rubin’s causal models (methods based on propensity score matching, stratification and weighting, difference-in-difference estimator, regression discontinuity design, and basic instrumental-variable method). SOCI 20116. And what are the models to challenge and change these institutions and their gendered reality? Instructor(s): M. O'Shea     Terms Offered: Spring Sociology BA Thesis Seminar. This course reviews competing theories of urban development, especially their ability to explain the changing nature of cities under the impact of advanced industrialism. Drawing on the sociology and history of consumer capitalism, it examines how consumer culture has been predicated on patriarchal and hierarchical notions of gender and sexuality, and how it also provided opportunities to challenge them. SOCI 28091. The course will explore the development of civil society of democratizing and semi-authoritarian regimes, and the international pressures that shape its structure and influence at the local level. CANCELLED. What is a Nation? CANCELLED. This course introduces students to the vast terrain of contemporary sociology, including: culture, deviance, economic life, education, family, health and the body, politics, population, professions, race, science and knowledge, and sex/gender, employing institutionalization as a basic lens that leads sociology to have a somewhat different approach from other social sciences. Social stratification is the unequal distribution of the goods that members of a society value - earnings, income, authority, political power, status, prestige etc. Students can concentrate in anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or interdisciplinary studies. Third, using sociological and anthropological work, we will critically examine the actors, policies, and socio-economic and environmental implications involved in shaping the nature of this change in Asia and Africa. Please see the left navigation for the course description archive, catalogs, and calendars. Globalizing and local forces are generating a new politics in the United States and around the world. Students are encouraged to complete the required introductory sociology courses (SOCI 20002 Social Structure and Change and SOCI 20005 Sociological Theory) as early as possible, and to enroll in a required methodology course by Spring Quarter of their third year, the quarter in which students begin SOCI 29998 Sociology BA Thesis Seminar. 100 Units. While we will read classic and contemporary theory and research on race in the United States, our focus will be on getting up to date on the contemporary state of the study of race and racism in sociology and closely related fields. CANCELLED. Finalized course schedules are published on the registrar's Course Search Page. 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. Wodtke. This course introduces various sociological perspectives about stratification. For more detailed scheduling information about these courses, please visit the registrar's office. Students will declare a specialization which reflects an emphasis of their course work and BA thesis research. Sociology of Race and Racism. Autumn. 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. We focus in particular on approaches to urban studies that explore capitalist forms of urbanization, their expressions in historical regimes of urban development, their implications for sociospatial configurations within and beyond metropolitan regions, their mediations through state institutions and sociopolitical contestation, and their connections to the remaking of nonhuman landscapes and ecologies. We will engage these debates by studying foundational and emerging theories and examining empirical research on how social inequalities are reproduced or ameliorated through schools. Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form. Winter. Why do consistent, differential education and economic outcomes exist in American society, and what role does higher education play as a change agent, equalizer, and/or reproducer of society's inequalities? Equivalent Course(s): GLST 28092. SOCI 20510. Winter. SOCI 20253. Spring. An important aspect of the course is to learn and apply open source software tools, including R and GeoDa. Students in the Class of 2019 and beyond are required to develop a specialization; students in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 may elect to do so. Winter. 100 Units. As possibilities for how to spend our time proliferate, many of us struggle to manage the time demands of multiple roles. Labor Force and Employment. Explores how theoretical questions and different types of evidence inform decisions about methodological approach and research design. Instructor(s): W. Lu     Terms Offered: Winter. Stolzenberg. Terms Offered: Autumn,Winter,Spring Abbott. The methods covered come from the fields of spatial statistics as well as machine learning (unsupervised learning) and operations research. All courses required for completion of the sociology program must be taken for quality grades (e.g., not P/F). How is work organized into jobs, occupations, careers, and industries? This seminar will survey major theories of the state, engaging with both comparative-historical questions (pre-modern state forms, the rise of nation-states, the development of welfare states and economic policy regimes) and contemporary challenges of governance. Instructor(s): L. Anselin and M. Kolak     Terms Offered: Autumn Also examined are the New York fiscal crisis and taxpayer revolts, measuring citizen preferences, service delivery, and productivity. Readings focus on classical texts by Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Polyani, Foucault, Bourdieu, Goffman ending with an individually chosen (by each student) text by a theoretical writer from outside Europe or North America. SOCI 29998. Clark. 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. After digesting alternative theoretical understandings of the relationship between religion, states, and political processes, we will turn to empirical accounts that illuminate historical and local issues at points around the globe. Toggle navigation. Anselin. Note(s): This course is offered in alternate years. Get it for free! 100 Units. Doctoral students in Sociology are required to take this seminar in their second year as they develop their Qualifying Paper (a full draft, at minimum, must be turned in to the department by June 11). Equivalent Course(s): ENST 20104, GEOG 22700, ARCH 20104, GEOG 32700, SOSC 25100, CRES 20104, SOCI 30104. The first category consists of the identification of extreme concentrations of locations (events), such as hot spots of crime events, and the location of geographical concentrations of observations with similar values for one or more variables, such as areas with elevated disease incidence. How do schools both contribute to social mobility and to the reproduction of the prevailing social order? Offered 2020-21 Each class meeting we will read and discuss three or four journal articles or sections of a book, with class participants presenting each reading, summarizing it, and then critiquing it. It is published every spring quarter in advance of the next academic year. The final project includes: 1) a plan that demonstrates knowledge of how to design an effective interviewing strategy for unique field settings; 2) instructor’s feedback on students’ personal journals on the role of the interviewer. Our investigative tools will include an analysis of primary and secondary sources, multimedia materials, photographic images, and journaling. Abbott. Clemens. Required of students who are majoring in Sociology How is work organized into jobs, occupations careers and industries? Analysis includes a consideration of emerging metropolitan regions, the microstructure of local neighborhoods, and the limitations of the past American experience as a way of developing urban policy both in this country and elsewhere. Students will develop a foundational understanding of theories of civil society and their relationship to social change, while recognizing both the benefits and countries derive from international narratives and the complexity that comes with such applications. 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. 100 Units. 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. About E-books. Winter. Though the course focuses primarily on higher education in the US, we will also cover topics in elementary and secondary education in the US, as well as from an international comparative perspective. Garrido. Assignments culminate in a research proposal for the BA thesis. SOCI 20004. 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. Perhaps the answer is the real markets are complex social and cultural institutions which are quite different form organizations, administrations and the production side of the economy. Autumn. How much money do workers earn and why? This course is designed to introduce students to thinking through the historical specificity of the ubiquitous and deceptively simple term "development". Invitation to Sociology. The overall focus is on defining and agenda setting paradigms in the second half of the 20th century and some new 21st century theorizing. Students conduct research at a site, compose and share field notes, and produce a final paper distilling sociological insight from the fieldwork. Chicago’s sociology education forms an excellent basis for specialized graduate work and affords entry to careers in federal, state, and local agencies, as well as into business enterprises, private foundations, and research institutes. Winter. Professions, Organizations, and Machines: Expertise and Power. Equivalent Course(s): HMRT 23214. Spring. The purpose of this course is to review what is known about the long term effects of schooling. James), the “decolonial school” including Aníbal Quijano, postcolonial theory in the humanities (Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak), “Southern Theory,” and a spate of recent sociological works dealing in these same themes. SOCI 28090. SOCI 28089. Note(s): Must be taken for a quality grade. Students are required to attend this senior seminar in Spring Quarter of their third year and in the Autumn and Winter Quarters of their fourth year, but they must register for the seminar in only one of the three terms. This course reviews competing theories of urban development, especially their ability to explain the changing nature of cities under the impact of advanced industrialism. Urban Structure and Process. A required seminar that will meet over two quarters. It addresses connections that transcend national borders and connections that require us to dig deeper than the person and look at the brain. Winter. Prerequisite(s): Open only to students who are majoring in sociology. Students use their own laptop computers to access one of two free, open-source software programs available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The information and ideas discussed in this course are critical for students who will go on in sociology and extremely useful for students who want to be informed about current social, economic, and political issues. The course will ask and answer questions such as: What are the social and political meanings of consumption and how it has been gendered? We will add to and subtract from the readings to match the interests of participants on each topic; the syllabus will list readings as starting point for this process. Cities, Space, Power: Introduction to urban social science. Similarly, just because a course is in the RLST category does not mean it is not open to graduate students as well, and SOCI 20001. The completed thesis is submitted during Spring Quarter of their fourth year. SOCI 20000. How do workers and employers find each other? What does a sociological approach to the study of democracy look like? 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. Topics covered include analysis of variance and multiple regression, considered as they are used by practicing social scientists. The U of C Libraries Special Collections have the papers of the major figures of the Chicago School of Sociology, which can be used by students.From 1915-1935 the School was the pioneer of urban sociology, using Chicago as an "urban lab." Further, wealth data conveys less information than income data about the lives of the middle- and lower-classes -- who tend to have little or no wealth at all. The final product for the course is a research proposal that provides a clear research question and a plan of action for collecting original data by interview (including open-ended, qualitative, interviews, focus groups, or fixed-choice, standardized surveys or some combination of interview/survey with other data). Discussions are based on close readings of ethnographic texts, supplemented by occasional theoretical essays on ethnographic practices. 32202/22202. Students may wish to contact their faculty adviser to address general questions regarding the discipline of sociology and to receive guidance in designing an individualized program of study and selecting a specialization. Topics covered include formal spatial data structures, geovisualization and visual analytics, rate smoothing, spatial autocorrelation, cluster detection and spatial data mining. This course is designed to introduce students to some of the key concerns at the intersection of gender studies and urban studies. SOCI 20104. Defining the Feminist "Fourth Wave" 100 Units. Also, we shall explore the classic and contemporary literature on race and inter-group dynamics. How did consumer society and consumer culture develop in light of gendered ideologies and practices? Instructor(s): T. Clark     Terms Offered: Spring SOCI 30104  Urban Structure & Process. How has consumerism been related to the development of feminism? Fax: 773-702-3562. Prerequisite(s): Applied statistics at a level of multiple regression SOCI 28088. The course covers the essentials of project design, bibliography, location, access, critical reading, source evaluation, knowledge categorization and assembly, and records maintenance. SOCI 20112. This lecture course provides a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to the study of urbanization in the social sciences. Drawing on a host of sociological and anthropological texts, this course provokes students into exploring virtuality as not just a part of our daily experiences but also as a very important resource for doing social scientific research. "Virtual worlds are places of imagination that encompass practices of play, performance, creativity and ritual." While these ideals are ubiquitous, however, they are mobilized in very different ways at the local level. With consent of instructor, students may take this course for P/F grading if it is not being used to meet program requirements. In the second part of the course, we will turn to the issue of popular representations of people of color in the US. Students formally propose their specialization at the start of their penultimate quarter of residence (ordinarily, this will be due in January of the student’s fourth year). Spring. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and program chair. Under the direction of a faculty advisor and MAPSS preceptor, the program culminates upon completion of an M.A.