Catalog Year: 2020-2021
Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Sociology may pursue studies in a wide range of areas of sociological inquiry. Faculty in the program specialize in culture (including music, art, new media, and consumption); family, youth and aging; gender; globalization; immigration and migration; political economy, development and economic sociology; political sociology and social movements; race/ethnicity; religion; sociological theory; and urban sociology. The program is strongly connected to nonprofit and community groups, providing ample opportunity for research, internships, and employment.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Total credits: 33
|SOCI 601||Proseminar in Public and Applied Sociology||3|
|SOCI 711||Classical Sociological Theory||3|
|SOCI 712||Contemporary Sociological Theory||3|
|Required Methodology and Analysis Course|
|SOCI 620||Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry||3|
|Elective Methodology and Analysis Courses||6|
Select two from the following:
|Evaluation Research for Social Programs|
|Special Topics in Sociology|
|Qualitative Research Methods|
|Historical and Comparative Sociology|
|Analytic Techniques of Social Research|
|Methods in Anthropology|
|Feminist Approaches to Social Research|
|Feminist Research Practice|
|Select three to four electives from advanced courses (500-800 level) in sociology. 1||9-12|
Students may take SOCI 616 Internship in Sociology as 1-6 elective credits. With prior written approval of the MA advisor, up to two courses from outside the sociology program that are not currently listed as approved courses (inclusive of consortium courses) may count toward elective courses.
A master's thesis demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent research. The thesis consists of a substantial sociological research or theoretical project that will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in sociology.
As an alternative to the thesis, students can elect to complete an independent, 25-page research paper. Unlike the thesis, the master's capstone paper must be completed in one semester under the guidance of a faculty member who has been admitted to the graduate faculty.
|SOCI 797||Master's Capstone Paper||3|