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Graduate Courses

The Department of Sociology curriculum is organized along three tracks or principal fields: crime and justice studies; global and comparative processes; and public policy analysis.

In the information below you will find a list of courses offered by the Sociology Department.

Crime and Justice Studies

The crime and justice studies track is ideal for students interested in careers in the field of criminal justice, crime investigation, law enforcement, pre-law, national security, and transnational crime.

SOC 504 International Crime and Its Control SOC 565 Keeping America's Borders Safe
SOC 505 Sociology of Crime SOC 570 Comparative Human Rights Policies
SOC 509 Law and Society SOC 571 Social Deviance
SOC 510 Policing and Social Control SOC 607 Survey of Violent Crime
SOC 515 Crimes in Urban Society SOC 608 Terrorism and Religion
SOC 517 Crime and Its Control: a Survey of Crime and Delinquency SOC 592/692 Directed Readings
SOC 518 Issues in Juveline Delinquency SOC 593/693 Directed Research
SOC 520 Analysis of Terrorism Here and Abroad SOC 593/693 Directed Research
SOC 522  Military Sociology  SOC 594/694 Independent Study
SOC 524 Minority Relations SOC 595/695 Internship
SOC 532 Popular Culture and Crime in America Society SOC 696 Thesis/Dissertation Guidance
SOC 535 Crime Prevention: Implementation and Evaluation SOC 698 Comprehensive Exam
SOC 550 Applied Policy Research  

 

Global and Comparative Processes

The global and comparative processes track serves students with an interest in international affairs, non-profit organizations, and public service.

SOC 506 Sociology of the Family SOC 563 Modern Social Movements
SOC 516 Policies of Poverty Eradication SOC 570 Comparative Human Rights Policies
SOC 520 Analysis of Terrorism Here and Abroad SOC 573 Gender, Globalization and Inequality
SOC 521 Religion and International Development SOC 601 Social Organizations and Institutions
SOC 522 Military Sociology SOC 606 Theory and Research on Men in Society
SOC 524 Minority Relations SOC 608 Terrorism and Religion
SOC 534 Economic Sociology SOC 623 Social Change and Comparative Development
SOC 538 Metropolitan Regions SOC 629 Death, Society, and the Human Experience
SOC 540 Catholic Social Justice Doctrines SOC 592/692 Directed Readings
SOC 541 Religion and Society SOC 593/693 Directed Research
SOC 549 Globalization and Social Fragmentation SOC 594/694 Independent Study
SOC 550 Applied Policy Research SOC 595/695 Internship
SOC 551 Social Inequalities SOC 696 Thesis/Dissertation Guidance
SOC 560 Political Sociology SOC 698 Comprehensive Exam
SOC 561 Global Migration and Development   

 

Public Policy Analysis

The public policy analysis track is ideal for students interested in policy research and evaluation, social trend analysis, and public administration and service.

SOC 506 Sociology of the Family SOC 606 Theory and Research on Men in Society
SOC 507 Advanced Sociology of Education SOC 629 Death, Society, and the Human Experience
SOC 516 Policies of Poverty Eradication SOC 631 Social Policy Analysis and Evaluation
SOC 524 Minority Relations SOC 592/692 Directed Readings
SOC 536 Global Public Policies SOC 593/693 Directed Research
SOC 538 Metropolitan Regions SOC 594/694 Independent Study
SOC 540 Catholic Social Justice Doctrines SOC 696 Thesis/Dissertation Guidence
SOC 541 Religion and Society SOC 698 Comprehensive Exam
SOC 545 Sports and Society  
SOC 550 Applied Policy Research  
SOC 551 Social Inequalities  
SOC 561 Global Migration and Development  
SOC 565 Keeping America's Border Safe   
SOC 570 Comparative Human Rights Policies  
SOC 573 Gender, Globalization, and Inequality  
SOC 583 Comparative Disability Policies  
SOC 601 Social Organizations and Institutions