Featured Graduate Courses 

Graduate Seminars

Graduate seminars in sociology are built around the in-depth study of particular research questions, methodologies, or sociological subfields. The array of seminars provides students with the opportunity to develop a broad background in sociology. Five carefully-selected seminars are offered every term. The two required courses for the MA degree, Social Theory and Research Methods & Design, are offered every academic year.

Recently Offered Graduate Courses

  • Sociology of Consumption with Dr. Nik Summers 
  • Healthy Aging with Dr. Will McConnell
  • Political Economy of Culture with Dr. Philip Lewin 
  • Globalization and Development with Dr. Carter Koppelman 
  • Microsociology with Dr. Lotus Seeley 
  • Self and Identity with Dr. Ann Branaman
  • Race and Ethnic Relations with Dr. Mark Harvey 
  • Sociology of Childhood with Dr. Laura Backstrom 
  • Labor and Globalization with Dr. Phillip Hough 
  • State, Economy, and Society with Dr. Farshad Araghi 
  • Disasters with Dr. Patricia Widener

Upcoming Graduate Courses 

Fall 2019

  • Research Methods and Design with Dr. Phillip Hough
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory with Dr. Ann Branaman
  • Sociology of Mental Health with Dr. Will McConnell
  • Urbanization with Dr. Carter Koppelman

Spring 2020

  • Advanced Qualitative Methods with Dr. Philip Lewin
  • Sociology of Family with Dr. Laura Backstrom
  • Sociology of Work with Dr. Lotus Seeley