Comprehensive Examinations

Comprehensive Exam Dates for the 2014-15 & 2015-16 Academic Years


For 2014-15:
June 22 – 26, 2015


For 2015-16:
September 14 – 18, 2015
January 11 - 15, 2016
June 20 - 24, 2016

Students may take either a 5 day take-home or a 4 hour sit-down exam. The 4 hour sit-down exam takes place on the first day of the examination period. Students must notify and meet with the area committee no later than 8 weeks before the exam date. A
Comprehensive Examination Request Form must be submitted to the Graduate Office, confirming that the meeting has taken place.


Area Committees and Reading Lists June 2015 & 2015-16

 

Crime, Deviance and Socio-legal Studies
  Committee Members 2014-15: Ronit Dinovitzer (chair), Phil Goodman, Julian Tanner
Committee Members 2015-16: Julian Tanner (chair), Jennifer Carlson, Randol Contreras
Reading List August 2013-16

 

Gender
Committee Members 2014-15: Adam Green (chair), Anna Korteweg, Judith Taylor
Committee Members 2015-16: Bonnie Fox (chair), Hae Yeon Choo, Judith Taylor
Reading List 2014-16

Health and Mental Health
  Committee Members 2014-15: Blair Wheaton (chair), Brent Berry, Markus Schafer
Committee Members 2015-16: Blair Wheaton (chair), Brent Berry, Markus Schafer
Reading List 2014-16

 

Immigration and Ethnicity
Committee Members August 2014 - June 15: Patricia Landolt (chair), Monica Boyd, Jeff Reitz
Committee Members 2015-16: Jeff Reitz (chair), Eric Fong, Luisa Schwartzman
Reading List 2014-16


Networks and Community
Committee Members 2014-15: Bonnie Erickson (chair), Alexandra Marin, Markus Schafer
Committee Members 2015-16: Bonnie Erickson (chair), Alexandra Marin, Markus Schafer
Reading List 2014-16

  Political Sociology
Committee Members 2014-15: Ito Peng (chair), Robert Andersen, Ron Levi 
Reading List 2014 - June 2015
Committee Members 2015-16: Bob Brym (chair), Erik Schneiderhan, Ron Levi
  Reading List 2015-16


Sociology of Culture
Committee Members June 2015: Ann Mullen (chair), Clayton Childress, Melissa Milkie
Reading List 2014-15
Committee Members 2015-16: Ann Mullen (chair), Clayton Childress, Melissa Milkie
Reading List 2015-16

 

Stratification, Work and Labour Markets
Committee Members August 2014 - June 2015: Sandy Welsh (chair), Jennifer Chun, Julian Tanner
Committee Members 2015-16: TBD
Reading List August 2013-June 2015


Qualitative Methods 
Committee Members 2014-15: Ping-Chun Hsiung (chair), Jooyoung Lee, Judith Taylor
Committee Members 2015-16: TBD
Reading List 2014-15
 

Quantitative Methods
Committee Members (June 2015): Brent Berry (chair), Blair Wheaton, Geoff Wodtke
Reading List 2014-15
Committee Members 2015-16: Brent Berry (chair), Blair Wheaton, Geoff Wodtke
Reading List August 2015-June 2016


Sociological Theory
  Committee Members January – June 2015: Joe Bryant (chair), Vanina Leschziner, Erik Schneiderhan
Committee Members 2015-16: Joe Bryant (chair), Vanina Leschziner, Erik Schneiderhan

Reading List 2013-16


For information on comprehensive exams in the following areas, Social Policy, Life Course & Aging, Urban Sociology and Social Demography, please contact the Associate Chair – Graduate Studies. Lists and committees for these four areas will be established when needed. Students wanting to take comps in these areas must notify the graduate office no later than 6 months before the exam date to ensure enough time for a committee and list to be established.

 

Social Policy 

Committee Members 2014-15: Anna Korteweg (chair), Paula Maurutto, Ito Peng

Reading List 2014-15

 

Comprehensive Examination Policy

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Last updated at 12:30 EST, May 17, 2013.

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