Prerequisite: sociology graduate standing or consent of instructor.
SOC:6170 Introduction to Sociological Data Analysis, 3 s.h.
Theories of crime causation and their relationships to the cultures in which they have functioned. Distribution of crime as rooted in community-level conditions such as concentrated affluence or poverty, racial residential segregation, unemployment, family disruption, and immigration.
SOC:6420 Seminar: Selected Topics in Deviance and Control, 3 s.h.
Students will need to purchase a text book costing approximately £25 for the first year of the course.
Beyond this there may be occasional visits or conferences.If a place becomes available we will contact you and discuss whether you want to swap to this course back into your programme.As course choices change and students shuffle around, it is very unusual for students to remain on waiting lists and not get onto all of their first choice courses by the beginning of term. Sociologists produce theories to explain human behaviour (Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, etc.) and students must be prepared to study these theories and the related research in detail.Examples include: SOC:6850 Seminar: Sociology of Labor Markets, 3 s.h.Sociological and economic theories and research concerning area/regional/local labor markets, industrial sectors and the dual labor market, occupational/internal labor markets; other structural explanations of inequality. Relationships between social classes and nation-states in capitalist societies; historical experience of the United States; comparative perspective, especially regarding Western Europe. Relational, data-oriented approach to representing linkages or relationships among social units, and to examine the relevance of these social structures in social processes. Role of educational institutions, in connection with political and economic structures, in social change; illumination of theories of social change through case studies of educational systems in less developed nations. Effects of school and school organization on educational outcomes; course-taking patterns and tracking, desegregation, differences in school sector; focus on entire span of student's academic career; examination of school and organizational effects at the primary, secondary, and postsecondary levels of education.Prerequisites: advanced graduate standing and consent of instructor. Overview of structural equation models (SEMs), also known as LISREL models, covariance structure models; specific types of SEMs, such as simultaneous equations and confirmatory factor analysis; intermediate topics.SOC:6210 Contemporary Approaches to Social Psychology, 3 s.h.Statistical measures for descriptive methods and association; logic of statistical inference, hypothesis testing; background essential to understanding linear models, models for categorical data analysis.Prerequisite: introductory statistics or consent of instructor. Research designs; sampling designs and techniques; questionnaire construction, interviewing techniques; participant and non participant observation; coding and preparation of data for analysis; measurement techniques, reliability, and validity. SOC:6180 Linear Models in Sociological Research, 3 s.h.It is appropriate for students interested in the functioning of modern society, human behaviour and contemporary social issues.Lively debate, supported by theoretical underpinning, will then be filtered into informed and focused written arguments under exam conditions. This course is now full for 2019 and so you will not be able apply for it as one of your course choices on the Application Form.