Sociology Boston university
GRS SO 701: Advanced Sociological Theory (Classical)fall ’17
Primarily for first-year graduate students. Required for master’s degree in sociology. Advanced survey and review of classical sociological theory and theorists.
GRS SO 702: Proseminar: Sociological Methods fall ’17
Designed primarily for first-year graduate students. Review of major sociological methods.
GRS SO 708: Contemporary Sociological Theorysprg ’18
Covers the basic elements of the major theoretical paradigms in modern sociology, covering topics and problems in the philosophy of social science and current controversies in the field.
GRS SO 712: Qualitative Methodssprg ’18
Introduces qualitative methods in sociology, highlighting ethnography and interviews. Strengthens students’ evaluation skills, enhances understanding of the logic of qualitative design, and allows students to employ qualitative methods and develop a research proposal.
GRS SO 716: Macro Organizational Theory
Doctoral Students only. Students for whom this course is not required as part of their doctoral program must receive consent of instructor before enrolling.
Organization theory aims to explain the origins, persistence, and disappearance of organizations. This seminar introduces the major theoretical approaches and debates in organizational theory. Besides providing a roadmap to the field, it also aims to help generate original research ideas. Cross-listed with GSM DS 911.
GRS SO 721: Seminar on Social Networksfall ’17
Undergraduate Prerequisites: GRS SO 702; or equivalent graduate research methods course; or consent of instructor.
Explores the theoretical justifications for the study of social networks using classical and contemporary formulations as well as empirical research. Also covers mainstream methods and computer applications for the visual and quantitative analysis of social networks.
GRS SO 765: The Sociology of Religion
Explores the relationship between religion and society, considering religious language, symbols, communities and practices as social phenomena and the social processes at work in congregations and denominations, new religious movements and conversion, religious communal identity and ethnic conflict.