Courses and Curriculum

Current Graduate Courses

Previously Offered Courses

The Department normally offers about 25 half‑courses per academic year. 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 SOC 6006H Deviance I SOC 6106H Deviance II SOC 6206H The Sociology of Deviance and Control SOC 6306H Sociology of Law (Law 279H) SOC 6123H Sociology of Addiction
Culture SOC 6516H Sociology of Culture SOC 6517H Culture and Cognition SOC 6518H Culture Industries SOC 6519H Sociology of Food SOC6520H Special Topics in Sociology of Culture
Gender & Family SOC 6019H Gender Relations I SOC 6119H Gender Relations II SOC 6219H Gender Relations III SOC 6017H Sociology of Families I SOC 6117H Sociology of Families II
Health & Mental Health SOC 6022H Sociology of Health SOC 6023H Sociology of Mental Health I SOC 6024H Special Topics in Health    
Immigration & Ethnicity SOC 6002H Immigration I SOC 6003H Immigration II SOC 6009H Ethnicity I SOC 6109H Ethnicity II  
Networks & Community SOC 6008H Network Analysis  SOC 6108H Network Analysis II      
Qualitative Methods SOC 6303H Ethnography (formerly "Field Methods") SOC 6712H Qualitative Methods I SOC 6713H Qualitative Methods II    
Computational and Quantitative Methods SOC 6302H Statistics for Sociologists SOC 6707H Intermediate Data Analysis SOC 6708H Advanced Data Analysis    
Political Sociology SOC 6010H Political Sociology I SOC 6110H Political Sociology II SOC 6210H Political Sociology III    
Work, Stratification and Markets SOC 6012H Sociology of Work I SOC 6112H Sociology of Work II SOC 6013H Social Inequality I SOC 6113H Social Inequality II  
Theory SOC 6001H Sociological Theory I SOC 6101H Sociological Theory II SOC 6201H Sociological Theory III SOC6301H Sociological Theory IV SOC 6401H Special Topics in Sociological Theory
Professional Development Courses SOC 6611Y Pro-Seminar SOC 6711Y Research Practicum SOC 6811H Seminar in Teaching