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SOC 244: Inequality and the Workplace (SOC 144)

How characteristics of workplaces, such as hiring practices, workforce diversity, organizational policies and legal mandates, produce variation in inequality. Examines the sources, extent, and consequences of workplace inequality across gender, racial and ethnic lines. Topics include earnings, social status, geographical location, and opportunities for people in the workforce.

SOC 250: Race and Political Sociology (CSRE 150, SOC 150)

How race informs the theories and research within political sociology. The state's role in creation and maintenance of racial categories, the ways in which racial identity motivates political actors, how race is used to legitimate policy decisions, comparisons across racial groups. Emphasis on understanding the ways race operates in the political arena.

SOC 254: Welfare State (SOC 354)

This seminar introduces students to the key literature, questions, and debates about the modern welfare state. Emergence, growth, and purported demise of the welfare state. American welfare state in comparative perspective. Social and political factors affecting state development including political parties, labor markets, gender, demographic change, and immigration.

SOC 257: Causal Inference in Quantitative Educational and Social Science Research (EDUC 255B)

Quantitative methods to make causal inferences in the absence of randomized experiment including the use of natural and quasi-experiments, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, matching estimators, longitudinal methods, fixed effects estimators, and selection modeling. Assumptions implicit in these approaches, and appropriateness in research situations. Students develop research proposals relying on these methods. Prerequisites: exposure to quantitative research methods; multivariate regression.
Instructors: Dee, T. (PI)

SOC 261: The Social Science of Entrepreneurship (SOC 161)

(Graduate students register for 261.) Who is likely to become an entrepreneur and where is entrepreneurship likely to occur? Classic and contemporary theory and research. Interaction with expert practitioners in creating entrepreneurial opportunities including venture and corporate capitalists. The role of culture, markets, hierarchies, and networks. Market creation and change, and factors that affect success of new organizations. Field projects on entrepreneurial environments such as technology licensing offices, entrepreneurial development organizations, venture capital firms, and corporate venturing groups.

SOC 263: Foundations of Organizational Theory (SOC 163)

Foundational material in organizational theory literature.

SOC 265: Seminar on the Everday Lives of Immigrants (SOC 165)

Everyday experience of immigrants and the immigrant second generation through the ethnographic lens. Ethnographies that focus on the immigrant experience. Limited enrollment.

SOC 270: Classics of Modern Social Theory (SOC 170)

(Graduate students register for 270). Preference to Sociology majors. Contributions of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim to contemporary sociology. Topics: the problem of social order and the nature of social conflict; capitalism and bureaucracy; the relationship between social structure and politics; the social sources of religion and political ideology; and the evolution of modern societies. Examples from contemporary research illustrate the impact of these traditions. Limited enrollment.
Instructors: Fields, C. (PI)

SOC 281B: Sociological Methods: Statistics (SOC 181B)

(Graduate students register for 281B.) Statistical methods of relevance to sociology: contingency tables, correlation, and regression.

SOC 305: Graduate Proseminar

For first-year Sociology doctoral students only. Introduction and orientation to the field of Sociology.
Instructors: Zhou, X. (PI)
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