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SOC 372: Theoretical Analysis and Design

Theoretical analysis and the logical elements of design, including the systematic analysis of the logical structure of arguments, the relationship of arguments to more encompassing theoretical or metatheoretical assumptions, the derivation of logical implications from arguments, assessments of theoretically significant problems or gaps in knowledge.

SOC 374: Philanthropy and Civil Society (EDUC 374, POLISCI 334)

Cross-listed with Law ( LAW 781), Political Science ( POLISCI 334) and Sociology ( SOC 374). Associated with the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). Year-long workshop for doctoral students and advanced undergraduates writing senior theses on the nature of civil society or philanthropy. Focus is on pursuit of progressive research and writing contributing to the current scholarly knowledge of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. Accomplished in a large part through peer review. Readings include recent scholarship in aforementioned fields. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 units.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable 6 times (up to 18 units total)

SOC 375: Cooperation, Cohesion, and Morality

This class reviews research on mechanisms promoting social cohesion from various social sciences, with a special emphasis on cooperation, morality, and hierarchy. Assignments: Students will complete several short proposed study designs and a final empirical project proposal. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in Sociology, Psychology, or the Graduate School of Business, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable 1 times (up to 5 units total)
Instructors: Willer, R. (PI)

SOC 377: Comparing Institutional Forms: Public, Private, and Nonprofit (EDUC 377, GSBGEN 346, PUBLPOL 317)

For students interested in the nonprofit sector, those in the joint Business and Education program, and for Public Policy MA students. The focus is on the missions, functions, and capabilities of nonprofit, public, and private organizations, and the managerial challenges inherent in the different sectors. Focus is on sectors with significant competition among institutional forms, including health care, social services, the arts, and education. Sources include scholarly articles, cases, and historical materials.
Last offered: Spring 2012

SOC 378: Seminar on Institutional Theory and World Society

Sociological analyses of the rise and impact of the expanded modern world order, with its internationalized organizations and globalized discourse. Consequences for national and local society: education, political organization, economic structure, the environment, and science. The centrality of the individual and the rationalized organization as legitimated actors.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-5
Instructors: Meyer, J. (PI)

SOC 380: Qualitative Methods

Priority to Sociology doctoral students. Emphasis is on observational and interview-based research. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

SOC 381: Sociological Methodology I: Introduction

Enrollment limited to first-year Sociology doctoral students. Basic math and statistics. Types of variables, how to recode and transform variables, and how to manage different types of data sets. How to use and think about weights. Introduction to statistical packages and programming. Introduction to multiple regression, and introduction to the interpretation of regression results.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5

SOC 382: Sociological Methodology II: Principles of Regression Analysis

Preference to Sociology doctoral students. Required for Ph.D. in Sociology. Enrollment limited to first-year Sociology doctoral students. Rigorous treatment of linear regression models, model assumptions, and various remedies for when these assumptions are violated. Introduction to panel data analysis. Enrollment limited to 15. Prerequisites: 381.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5

SOC 383: Sociological Methodology III: Models for Discrete Outcomes

Required for Ph.D. in Sociology; enrollment limited to first-year Sociology doctoral students. The rationale for and interpretation of static and dynamic models for the analysis of discrete variables. Prerequisites: 381 and 382, or equivalents.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5

SOC 384: New Models and Methods in the Social Sciences

Two-week intensive introduction to new statistical approaches. Emphasis is on applications. Topics may include network models, multilevel models, latent class models, mixed methods, new qualitative methods, growth models, geostatistical tools, survey-based experiments, new methods for estimating causal effects, web-based surveys, advanced discrete choice models, and diffusion models.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Repeatable 8 times (up to 24 units total)
Instructors: Grusky, D. (PI)
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