Sociology (SOC)

SOC 501 Practicum in Survey Research. (3) F, S
A research practicum in survey field work, analysis, and reporting in the Phoenix Area Study. Prerequisite: SOC 391 or equivalent.

SOC 502 Practicum in Survey Research. (3) F, S
Continuation of SOC 501. Prerequisite: SOC 501.

SOC 503 Sociology as a Profession I. (1) F
Becoming and working as a sociologist, including how to write a vita, choose a thesis topic, or find dissertation data. Prerequisite: graduate Sociology major.

SOC 504 Sociology as a Profession II. (1) S
Becoming and working as a sociologist, including how to write a vita, choose a thesis topic, or find dissertation data. Prerequisite: graduate Sociology major.

SOC 505 Social Statistics II: Multivariate Analysis. (3) F, SS
Analysis of variance, multiple regression, dummy variable regression, path analysis, and related topics. Computer application to problem solving. Prerequisites: SOC 395 or equivalent; a proficiency examination.

SOC 507 Social Statistics IIIA: Categorical Data Analysis. (3) F
Logistic and log-linear models through computer applications. Social mobility, dynamic analysis, and discriminate analysis may also be included. Prerequisite: SOC 505 or instructor approval.

SOC 508 Social Statistics IIIB: Structural Equation Analysis. (3) S
Structural equation models are taught using LISREL and other computer packages. Topics include multiple group analyses and ordinal endogenous variable models. Prerequisite: SOC 505 or instructor approval.

SOC 509 Social Statistics IIIC: Event History Analysis. (3) F, S
Proportional hazards models and other methods for analyzing longitudinal data and establishing hazard rates of events for exploratory variables. Prerequisite: SOC 505 or equivalent.

SOC 515 Studies of the Family. (3) S
Current developments in the study of marriage and the family. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 585 Development of Sociology. (3) F
Major sociological theorists, including Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Parsons, Merton, Dahrendorf, Homans, and Mead. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 586 Contemporary Sociological Theory. (3) S
Analysis of major theories, including structural-functional, conflict, social exchange, symbolic interaction, and role theory. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 587 Metasociology. (3) S
Nature of sociological assumptions. Nature and form of sociological theories. Context of discovery-grounded theory. Context of justification. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

SOC 588 Methodological Issues in Sociology. (3) S
Basic methodological issues in the application of scientific methods to the study of human social life. Emphasis on limited number of major works, with contrasting approaches to issues. Prerequisite: SOC 391 or instructor approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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