Fall 2019 Class Schedule
|SOCIOL 101-6||First Year Seminar: Animals and Society||Wendy Griswold||TTH 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 101-6 First Year Seminar: Animals and Society
This seminar explores the relationship between humans and non-human species from a sociological viewpoint. Topics include: the history of animal-human relations; the moral status of animals; how gender, class, and race-ethnicity impact our dealings with animals; zoos and shelters; the relationship between violence toward animals and toward people; animal rights movements; animal therapy; and the question of whether animals are part of society.
|SOCIOL 101-6||First Year Seminar: Teens, Tweens and Adolescents||Karrie Snyder||TTH 3:30 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 101-6 First Year Seminar: Teens, Tweens and Adolescents
This course examines the experiences of young people today and how the experience of being a young person varies greatly by socio-economic status, gender, and race/ethnicity. We will also spend time looking at how life stages associated with youth (such as tween, teenager, and emerging adulthood) have evolved and why the road to adulthood is often longer today. We will also think about how the media shapes societal views of young people and how young people use social media. Finally, we will consider how the lives of young people today (Millenials) compare to earlier generations (including Baby Boomers and Generation X) and we will look at intergenerational interactions at home, in school, and in the workplace.
|SOCIOL 110-0||Introduction to Sociology||David Schieber||MW 12:30 - 1:50|
SOCIOL 110-0 Introduction to Sociology
Sociology is a huge field of study, and includes and enormous variety of topics and methods. Each week, we will focus on a specific area of sociological study (Culture, Gender, Race, Family, Money, Deviance, etc.) with the goal of offering you a general overview of the types of questions sociologists ask and how they answer them. By the end of the quarter, you will be able to think sociologically about your own world, and hopefully develop a budding interest in one or more of the areas we discuss in class.
|SOCIOL 201-0||Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Power||Beth Redbird||MW 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 201-0 Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Power
This course examines causes and consequences of inequality in American society. Lectures emphasize the mechanisms through which inequality develops and comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, and desirable. We will also examine the economic, social, and political consequences of rising inequality.
|SOCIOL 206-0||Law and Society||Laura Beth Nielsen||TTH 9:30 - 10:50|
SOCIOL 206-0 Law and Society
|SOCIOL 208-0||Race and Society||Quincy Stewart||TTH 3:30 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 208-0 Race and Society
|SOCIOL 212-0||Environment and Society||Susan Thistle||TTH 12:30 - 1:50|
SOCIOL 212-0 Environment and Society
|SOCIOL 216-0||Gender and Society||Julia Behrman||TTH 11:00 - 12:20|
SOCIOL 216-0 Gender and Society
The course introduces students to the sociological analysis of gender as a central component of social organization and social inequality primarily in the contemporary US context. We start by reviewing key sociological concepts that will guide the rest of the course including the social construction of gender, how people “do gender,” gender binaries and borders, intersectionality, and sexualities. Next, we explore the causes and consequences of gender inequalities in key social institutions (e.g family; education; the labor market). We conclude by considering gender inequality in an international comparative context to understand cross-cutting similarities and differences between the US and both high- and low-income contexts. This will also allow us to highlight of role social policies in the social construction of gender and in perpetuating and/or mitigating gender inequalities.
|SOCIOL 226-0||Sociological Analysis||Karrie Snyder||MW 11:00 - 12:20|
SOCIOL 226-0 Sociological Analysis
Logic and methods of social research, qualitative and quantitative analysis of social data, and ethical, political, and policy issues in social research. Foundation for further work in social research.
|SOCIOL 301-0||The City: Urbanization and Urbanism||Albert Hunter||MW 12:30 - 1:50|
SOCIOL 301-0 The City: Urbanization and Urbanism
Learn different sociological theories about cities and social life and about research that supports or revises those theories. Topics include physical ecology of cities, political economy of cities, social life among social groups, and the question of community, deviance and social control, and planning for the future.
|SOCIOL 302-0||Sociology of Organizations||David Schieber||MW 9:30 - 10:50|
SOCIOL 302-0 Sociology of Organizations
|SOCIOL 304-0||Politics of Racial Knowledge||Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz||MW 3:30 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 304-0 Politics of Racial Knowledge
|SOCIOL 306-0||Sociological Theory||Wendy Espeland||TTH 11:00 - 12:20|
SOCIOL 306-0 Sociological Theory
|SOCIOL 307-0||School and Society||Karrie Snyder||MW 3:30 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 307-0 School and Society
|SOCIOL 316-0||Economic Sociology||Staff||MW 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 316-0 Economic Sociology
|SOCIOL 317-0||Global Development||James Mahoney||TTH 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 317-0 Global Development
|SOCIOL 318-0||Sociology of Law||Robert Nelson||TTH 9:30 - 10:50|
SOCIOL 318-0 Sociology of Law
|SOCIOL 321-0||Numbers, Identity, and Modernity||Wendy Espeland||TTH 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 321-0 Numbers, Identity, and Modernity
|SOCIOL 322-0||Sociology of Immigration||Héctor Carrillo||TTH 9:30 - 10:50|
SOCIOL 322-0 Sociology of Immigration
At a time when borders between nations are so heavily defended, how do we understand the flow of people across those divides? This course considers the recent sociological literature on immigration, with a particular emphasis on the transnational movement of Latin Americans. We will examine how sociological scholarship has incorporated changing understandings of Latinx migration, based on consideration of immigrants’ demographics and motivations for relocating, the factors in sending and receiving countries that foster or hinder migration, the processes of incorporation (or rejection) of immigrants in their destinations, and immigrants’ ability to maintain close ties with their countries of origin while simultaneously participating in the social life of their new locations. Finally, we will discuss these various issues in the broader context of shifting U.S. immigration policies and politics.
|SOCIOL 325-0||Global and Local Inequalities||Staff||MW 11:00 - 12:20|
SOCIOL 325-0 Global and Local Inequalities
|SOCIOL 329-0||Field Research and Methods of Data Collection||Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz||TTH 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 329-0 Field Research and Methods of Data Collection
|SOCIOL 332-0||Work and Occupations||Ann Orloff||TTH 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 332-0 Work and Occupations
|SOCIOL 336-0||Climate Change, Policy, and Society||Susan Thistle||TTH 3:30 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 336-0 Climate Change, Policy, and Society
|SOCIOL 376-0||Race/Gender/Sex & Science: Making Identities & Differences||Steven Epstein||TTH 3:30 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 376-0 Race/Gender/Sex & Science: Making Identities & Differences
How do scientific claims and technological developments help transform cultural understandings of race, gender, and sexuality? Conversely, how do cultural beliefs about race, gender, and sexuality influence scientific knowledge and medical practice? This class will take up a series of controversies from the recent past and present to explore the dynamic interplay between expert findings, social identities, and political arguments.
|SOCIOL 376-0||Gangs||Albert Hunter||MW 9:30 - 10:50|
SOCIOL 376-0 Gangs
This course explores the modern American urban street gang. It looks at the long sociological tradition of theory and research on such gangs, much of it conducted right here in Chicago. It looks at the structure and activities of such gangs and the response of local community institutions including the police, and national urban and criminal justice policy with respect to street gangs.
|SOCIOL 398-1||Senior Research Seminar||Charles Camic||TTH 2:00 - 3:20|
SOCIOL 398-1 Senior Research Seminar
|SOCIOL 400-0||Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Software||Jean Clipperton||MT 9:30 - 10:50|
SOCIOL 400-0 Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Software
Math camp for course begins 9/16/19 - see instructor for details and schedule.
|SOCIOL 403-0||Field Methods||Gary Fine||W 2:00 - 4:50|
SOCIOL 403-0 Field Methods
|SOCIOL 406-1||Classical Theory in Sociological Analysis||Charles Camic||TTH 11:00 - 12:20|
SOCIOL 406-1 Classical Theory in Sociological Analysis
|SOCIOL 420-0||Cultural Sociology||Wendy Griswold||W 9:00 - 11:50|
SOCIOL 420-0 Cultural Sociology
This course introduces graduate students to the sociology of culture (understanding social influence on cultural formations) and cultural sociology (understanding cultural influences on social processes). Although the course has no prerequisites, some acquaintance with Weber, Durkheim, and Marx will be helpful. Classes will be roughly half discussion, half lecture. Students must come to class prepared to discuss the readings and their applications, and teams of students will lead each discussion.
|SOCIOL 476-0||Microsociology||Gary Fine||T 2:00 - 4:30|
SOCIOL 476-0 Microsociology
|SOCIOL 476-0||Political Sociology of the State||Ann Orloff||T 4:30 - 6:50|
SOCIOL 476-0 Political Sociology of the State
The seminar provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical debates focusing on states as institutions engaged in coercion and competition; regulation and redistribution; the classification, stratification and production of citizens/subjects; production and reproduction. We discuss the emergence, development and futures of states and empires, and their (usually uncertain) boundaries. Sociology 476 is a seminar in which students are active participants in discussions of readings.
|SOCIOL 476-0||Teaching Practicum||Susan Thistle||W 9:00 - 11:50|
SOCIOL 476-0 Teaching Practicum
|SOCIOL 476-0||Sociology of Sexuality||Héctor Carrillo||M 1:00 - 3:50|
SOCIOL 476-0 Sociology of Sexuality
This graduate seminar asks the following questions: What do we learn about society by studying sexuality? What do we learn about sexuality by studying society? We will focus on sociological approaches to studying sexuality and link sexuality studies to broader sociological questions about culture, social interaction, social inequality, globalization, social movements, science, health, political economy, and public policy. We will explore various theoretical and methodological approaches that have been used in sociological studies of sexuality—including those that guide sexuality-related analyses of meanings and identities, practices and behaviors, politics, power, relationships, population movement, collective identities and social movements, globalization, place and space, and morality and social control.
|SOCIOL 480-0||Introduction to the Discipline||Staff||TBD TBD|
SOCIOL 480-0 Introduction to the Discipline
|SOCIOL 490-0||Research: Second-Year Paper||Staff||TBD TBD|
SOCIOL 490-0 Research: Second-Year Paper
|Sociol 476-0||Theorizing Black Genders and Sexualities||Celeste Watkins-Hayes||W 2:00-4:50|
Sociol 476-0 Theorizing Black Genders and Sexualities
This graduate seminar engages critical texts in the fields of black feminist theory, black queer studies, and queer of color critique. Our emphasis is on treating these fields as neither separate nor mutually constitutive, but instead as engaged in a long-standing rich dialogue. We will read by work scholars including Cathy Cohen, Patricia Hill Collins, Mignon Moore, Marcus Hunter, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Evelynn Hammonds.