SOC601 Classical Sociological Theory
3 credits 
Major orientations of modern sociology with emphasis upon structural and functional
theories.


SOC602 Contemporary Sociological Theory
3 credits 
Recent developments in sociological theory. Exchange theory, structural functionalism,
symbolic interactionism, neopositivism phenomenological sociology,
ethnomethodology, sociobiology, neo-Marxism and conflict theory. Current issues
relevant to the development of future sociological theory.


SOC603 Selected Topics in Social Theory
3 credits 
Prerequisite: SOC 601, 602.


SOC604 Proseminar in Sociology
Introduction to the discipline of Sociology, the research process, and departmental resources and graduate program at UM. 


SOC609 Sociological Statistics
3 credits 
Probability theory, descriptive statistics, and tests of independence. Prerequisite:
Graduate status or permission of instructor.


SOC610 Research Methods
3 credits 
Quantitative techniques for the measurement of theoretical constructs, the
consequences of technique selection, and the relationships between method and
underlying theory. Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor.


SOC611 Advanced Sociological Statistical Analysis I 
Multiple linear regression and regression diagnostics using Stata, analysis of categorical dependent variables, count dependent variables, simultaneous equations, and panel data models.  Some topics may not be covered and others may be added at the discretion of the instructor. 


SOC612 Advanced Sociological Statistics II 
3 credits 
Review of bivariate correlation. Multiple regression. Comparisons to discriminant
analysis and logistic regression. Applied regression analysis- interaction terms,
model-fitting, multicollinearity, non-linearity. Introduction to path analysis and
LISREL. Prerequisite: SOC 611 or equivalent.


SOC613 Qualitative Research Methods 
3 credits 
Qualitative methods, based on a grounded theory orientation, focusing on participant
observation and interviewing; methods for the collection of data in naturalistic
social settings, with simultaneous data analysis; the history of such approaches;
ties between methods and theory; the basic methods used in qualitative research,
and typical analytic approaches; current issues and debates relevant to this set
of approaches to generating knowledge. Prerequisite: SOC 610 or permission of instructor.


SOC614 Evaluation Research
3 credits 
Conceptualizing, designing, conducting, and interpreting the results of evaluation
research programs in health and human service agencies. Prerequisite: SOC 610, 611
or equivalents.


SOC615 Class Structure and Social Stratification
3 credits 
Theoretical and research approaches to class structure and social stratification, with a
focus on the U.S. Examines the conflict perspective(s) and major alternative views
including economic class, status and power, gender and race. Prerequisite: Graduate
standing or permission of instructor.


SOC616 Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives
3 credits 
Sociological theories and research explaining the influence of human groups and
social processes on personality and human social behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate
status or permission of instructor.


SOC617 Social Organization
3 credits 
Effects of industrial downsizing on occupational structure, family income, and social
mobility are examined and related to changes in class, ethnic, and racial identity.
Prerequisite: Graduate status or permission of instructor.


SOC620 Social Epidemiology
3 credits 
Theories, issues, and methods of study pertinent to health and illness in society. Social
factors implicated in patterns of disease occurrence.


SOC622 Teaching Seminar in Sociology 
Teaching and pedagogical techniques for teaching Sociology at the College/University level. 


SOC632 Social Psychology of Health and Illness
3 credits 
Social and psychological factors affecting susceptibility to illness, health-related
beliefs and behaviors: the doctor-patient relationship: evaluation of health care
systems and patient compliance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of
instructor.


SOC635 Medical Sociology: Issues in Research and Theory
3 credits 
Examination of health, illness, and health care from sociological perspectives. Includes social-structural, interpretive, and critical approaches, as various authors have used these to address specific issues. Phenomena to be examined range from macro (e.g. population patterns of mortality and morbidity, health care policy) to micro (e.g. the subjective experience of illness). Related theories and methodologies discussed. Focus varies somewhat by the instructor and as issues emerge in the discipline.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor


SOC636 Health Diversity Across The Life Course
3 credits 
Diversity in health across the life course from broad sociological and cross-disciplinary theoretical traditions.  Key questions in medical sociology will be addressed to discover the impact of the life course processes on the health or vitality of diverse individuals and diverse populations, with a focus on inequality and the elements of time and history.


SOC650 Social Analysis of Race Relations
3 credits 
The impact of race relations research on the discipline of sociology.


SOC651 Race Relations: Social Psychological Perspectives
3 credits 
Social psychological perspectives on the nature, causes, and consequences of racial
inequality in American society.


SOC652 Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations
3 credits 
Micro- and macro-level theories of race and ethnic relations. Prerequisite: Graduate
standing or permission of instructor.


SOC670 The Criminal Justice System: Theory and Practice
3 credits 
Historical and philosophical assessment of the criminal justice system in the United
States. Analysis and critique of current developments in crime control.


SOC671 Seminar on Criminology
3 credits 
Selected issues, topics, theories, and recent research in criminology.


SOC672 Research in Crime and Delinquency
3 credits 
Measurement issues; effects of race, gender, age, and socio-economic status on
criminality; extra-legal factors affecting criminal justice decision making.


SOC690 Directed Studies
1- 3 credits 
Individually supervised readings or research on special topics. Offered by
arrangement with the instructor. Prerequisite: By arrangement with individual
instructor. Graduate standing.


SOC691 Special Topics and Current Issues in Medical Sociology
1- 3 credits 
Seminar topics will be announced in schedule of classes. Prerequisite: Graduate status
or permission of instructor.


SOC692 Special Topics and Current Issues in Criminology
1- 3 credits 
Seminar topics will be announced in schedule of classes. Prerequisite: Graduate status
or permission of instructor.


SOC693 Special Topics and Current Issues in Race/Ethnic Relations
1- 3 credits 
Seminar topics will be announced in schedule of classes. Prerequisite: Graduate status
or permission of instructor.


SOC 810 Master’s Thesis
1- 6 credits 
The student working on his/her master’s thesis enrolls for credit, in most departments
not to exceed six, as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the
thesis has been accepted.


SOC 820 Research in Residence
1 credits 
Used to establish research in residence for the thesis for the master’s degree after the
student has enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in SOC 810 (usually six
credits).  May be regarded as full-time residence.


SOC 830 Pre-Candidacy Dissertation
1-6 credits 
Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. No more than 6 credits may be taken.
These credits are used during pre-candidacy, e.g. to write a publishable paper.


SOC 840 Post-Candidacy Dissertation
1-9 credits 
Required of all candidates for the Ph.D.  830/840 combined must total 12 credits.
These credits are used during post-candidacy to write a dissertation. 


SOC 850 Research in Residence
1 credits 
Used to establish research in residence for the Ph.D., after the student has
been enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in appropriate doctoral research.
May be regarded as full-time residence as determined by the Dean of the Graduate School.