The Department normally offers about 25 half‑courses per academic year. Current offerings and information about enrolling in courses are listed here. We offer required courses every year and try also to offer a core course in each of our eight areas of research specialization annually (guaranteed to be once every two years). We offer other courses when faculty resources are available and when experience has shown them to be reasonably well attended. Courses in sequences are not prerequisites for later courses in the same sequence; for example, Network Analysis I is not a prerequisite for Network Analysis II.
Students may take a reading course in years when the department is not offering a course in the same sub‑field. Before enrolling, students need to arrange the course with a member of the Sociology Department graduate faculty who will be on campus over the required 12‑week period and is willing to meet with the student on a regular basis. The student and faculty member should arrange the content, mode of assessment and frequency of meetings for any reading course and seek approval from the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies.
The following table includes all of the courses that we regularly teach, organized by area of study. It does not include the full year Research Practicum which is offered ever year to second year PhD students, or the Professional Seminar. We have indicated the required courses for the MA program in bold and the courses required for the PhD program in italics.
|Sociology of Crime and Law||Culture||Gender & Family||Health & Mental Health||Immigration & Ethnicity||Networks & Community||Qualitative Methods||Quantitative Methods||Political Sociology||Work, Stratification and Markets||Theory||Professional
|SOC 6006H Deviance I||SOC 6516H Sociology of Culture||SOC 6019H Gender Relations I||SOC 6022H Sociology of Health||SOC 6002H Immigration I||SOC 6008H Network Analysis I||SOC 6303H Ethnography (formerly "Field Methods")||SOC 6302H Statistics for Sociologists||SOC 6010H Political Sociology I||SOC 6012H Sociology of Work I||SOC 6001H Sociological Theory I||SOC 6611Y Pro-Seminar|
|SOC 6106H Deviance II||SOC 6517H Culture and Cognition||SOC 6119H Gender Relations II||SOC 6023H Sociology of Mental Health I||SOC 6003H Immigration II||SOC 6108H Network Analysis II||SOC 6712H Qualitative Methods I||SOC 6707H Intermediate Data Analysis||SOC 6110H Political Sociology II||SOC 6112H Sociology of Work II||SOC 6101H Sociological Theory II||SOC 6711Y Research Practicum|
|SOC 6206H The Sociology of Deviance and Control||SOC 6518H Culture Industries||SOC 6219H Gender Relations III||SOC 6024H Special Topics in Health||SOC 6009H Ethnicity I||SOC 6713H Qualitative Methods II||SOC 6708H Advanced Data Analysis||SOC 6210H Political Sociology III||SOC 6013H Social Inequality I||SOC 6201H Sociological Theory III||SOC 6811H Seminar in Teaching|
|SOC 6306H Sociology of Law (Law 279H)||SOC 6519H Sociology of Food||SOC 6017H Sociology of Families I||SOC 6109H Ethnicity II||SOC 6113H Social Inequality II||SOC6301H Sociological Theory IV|
|SOC 6123H Sociology of Addiction||SOC6520H Special Topics in Sociology of Culture||SOC 6117H Sociology of Families II||SOC 6401H Special Topics in Sociological Theory|