Comprehensive Examinations

Comprehensive Exam Dates for the 2015-16 & 2016-17 Academic Years


For 2016-17:
August 29 - September 2, 2016
January 23 - 27, 2017
June 13 -17, 2017


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 2016-17

 

Crime, Deviance and Socio-legal Studies
  Committee Members September 2016: Candace Kruttschnitt (chair), Randol Contreras, Phil Goodman
Committee Members January - June 2017: Joe Hermer (chair), Randol Contreras, Phil Goodman
Reading List 


Gender

Committee Members September 2016 - June 2017: Bonnie Fox (chair), Hae Yeon Choo, Josee Johnston
Reading List


Health and Mental Health

  Committee Members September 2016 - June 2017: Bill Magee (chair), Melissa Milkie, Scott Schieman
Reading List 2014-17

 
Immigration and Ethnicity
Committee Members September 2016 - June 2017: Jeff Reitz (chair), Neda Maghbouleh, Luisa Farah Schwartzman
Reading List

 
Networks and Community
Committee Members 2016-17: Bonnie Erickson (chair), Alexandra Marin, Markus Schafer
Reading List


  Political Sociology
Committee Members September 2016 - June 2017: Bob Brym (chair), David Pettinicchio, Jack Veugelers
Reading List


Sociology of Culture

Committee Members September 2016 - June 2017: Ann Mullen (chair), Clayton Childress, Dan Silver
Reading List
 Reading List 2017


Stratification, Work and Labour Markets

Committee Members 2016-17: John Kervin (chair), Ronit Dinovitzer, Sandy Welsh
Reading List


Qualitative Methods 
Committee Members 2016-17: Judy Taylor (chair), Jennifer Chun, Jooyoung Lee
Reading List


Quantitative Methods

Committee Members 2016-17: Brent Berry (chair), Blair Wheaton, Geoff Wodtke
Reading List


Sociological Theory
  Committee Members September 2016 - June 2017: Jack Veugelers (chair), Joe Bryant, Dan Silver
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 (if possible). Students wanting to take comps in these areas must notify the graduate office no later than 6 months before the exam date to determine if a committee and reading list can be established.

 

Social Policy 
This comp will not be offered in January or June 2017

Committee Members August 2016: Ito Peng (chair), Paula Maurutto, David Pettinicchio
Reading List 2014-16

 

Comprehensive Examination Policy

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Last updated at 10:50 EST, April 28, 2016.

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