Comprehensive Examinations

Comprehensive Exam Dates for the 2013-14 & 2014-15 Academic Years

For 2013-14:
June 23 - 27, 2014

For 2014-15:
August 25 - 29, 2014
January 19 – 23, 2015
June 22 – 26, 2015


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 2014 & 2014-15


Immigration and Ethnicity

Committee Members June 2014: Patricia Landolt (chair), Luisa Farah Schwartzman, Eric Fong
Reading List June 2014

Committee Members 2014-15: Patricia Landolt (chair), Jeff Reitz, Eric Fong
Reading List 2014-15



Health and Mental Health

Committee Members June 2014: Scott Schieman (chair), Brent Berry, Blair Wheaton
Reading List June 2014

Committee Members 2014-15: Blair Wheaton (chair), Brent Berry, Markus Schafer
Reading List 2014-15


Networks and Community

Committee Members June 2014: Bonnie Erickson (chair), Alexandra Marin, Markus Schafer
Reading List June 2014

Committee Members 2014-15: Bonnie Erickson (chair), Alexandra Marin, Markus Schafer
Reading List 2014-15


Crime, Deviance and Socio-legal Studies

Committee Members June 2014: Ronit Dinovitzer (chair), Phil Goodman, Ron Levi
Committee Members 2014-15: Ronit Dinovitzer (chair), Phil Goodman, Julian Tanner
Reading List August 2013-December 2014


Gender

Committee Members June 2014: Cynthia Cranford (chair), Adam Green, Hae Yeon Choo
Reading List

Committee Members 2014-15: Adam Green (chair), Anna Korteweg, Judith Taylor
Reading List 2014-15

Stratification, Work and Labour Markets

Committee Members June - August 2014: Sandy Welsh (chair), Jennifer Chun, Julian Tanner
Reading List 2013-14

Committee Members 2015: Sandy Welsh (chair), Jennifer Chun, Julian Tanner
Reading List August 2013-June 2014


Political Sociology

Committee Members June 2014: Ito Peng (chair), Ron Levi, Robert Andersen
Reading List June-August 2014

Committee Members 2014-15: Ito Peng (chair), Ron Levi, Robert Andersen
Reading List January-June 2015 TBD


Sociology of Culture

Committee Members June 2014: Josée Johnston (chair), John Hannigan, Ann Mullen
Reading List June 2014

Committee Members 2014-15: Josée Johnston (chair), John Hannigan, Shyon Baumann
Reading List 2014-15


Sociological Theory

Committee Members June - December 2014: Jack Veugelers (chair), Vanina Leschziner, Erik Schneiderhan
Committee Members January – June 2015: Joe Bryant (chair), Vanina Leschziner, Erik Schneiderhan
Reading List 2013-15


Quantitative Methods

Committee Members: Brent Berry (chair), Robert Andersen, Blair Wheaton
Reading List 2013-14

Committee Members: Brent Berry (chair), Robert Andersen, Blair Wheaton
Reading List 2014-15


Qualitative Methods

Committee Members 2013-14: Ping-Chun Hsiung (chair), Judith Taylor, Jooyoung Lee
Reading List 2013-14

Committee Members 2014-15: Ping-Chun Hsiung (chair), Judith Taylor, Jooyoung Lee
Reading List 2014-15


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.

Comprehensive Examination Policy

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

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