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Sociology

Departmental Representative:
Dr. Van Tran
606 Knox Hall
vantran@columbia.edu

SOCI S1000Q The Social World. 3 points.

Identification of the distinctive elements of sociological perspectives on society. Readings confront classical and contemporary approaches with key social issues that include power and authority, culture and communication, poverty and discrimination, social change, and popular uses of sociological concepts.

Summer 2017: SOCI S1000Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SOCI 1000 001/16495 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
C01 Knox Hall
Kathleen Griesbach 3 16/16

SOCI S3000D Social Theory. 3 points.

Runs From May 22- June 30

This class serves as an introduction to the social theorists who laid the foundations for the modern discipline of sociology, primarily Marx, Weber and Durkheim. Each week we will read foundational texts alongside more contemporary analyses that draw on them to help us think about how we can use theory to understand social phenomena today. The 'founding fathers' of sociology were all wrong about a great many things, but their work made profound contributions to our understanding of capitalism, modernity and the relationship between individuals and society and their ideas still reverberate powerfully throughout the humanities and social sciences.

Summer 2017: SOCI S3000D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SOCI 3000 001/76794 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
C01 Knox Hall
Tolga Kobas 3 11/16

SOCI S3208Q Sociology of Race: Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in the U.S. 3 points.

Race and ethnicity are concepts frequently deployed in struggles over power and resources. This course focuses on how racial and ethnic inequality is generated and maintained. The readings cover theoretical perspectives on racial/ethnic stratification as well as a range of empirical findings. Primary focus on is contemporary issues in the United States.

Summer 2017: SOCI S3208Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SOCI 3208 001/75227 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
C01 Knox Hall
Dialika Sall 3 5/16

SOCI S3225D Sociology of Education. 3 points.

All of us have spent many years in school and understand that schools impact our lives in important ways. But how exactly does formal schooling shape young people? And how do students make sense of their lives in the context of schools and educational systems more broadly? In this class we will examine education as a central institution in modern society, and we will grapple with an important question: What role does education play in reinforcing or challenging broader patterns of social inequality and mobility? Particular emphasis will be placed on higher education as a critical site in which these processes take shape.

Summer 2017: SOCI S3225D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SOCI 3225 001/76443 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
C01 Knox Hall
Bailey Brown 3 9/16

SOCI S3214D Sociology of Immigration. 3 points.

This course examines the evolution of immigration policy, the migration process, and the assimilation of immigrants and their children into American society. Key topics include theories of assimilation, second-generation social mobility, new immigrant destinations, undocumented immigrants and the changing American color line

Summer 2017: SOCI S3214D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SOCI 3214 001/24191 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
C01 Knox Hall
Nicol Valdez 3 8/16

SOCI S3218Q Race, Crime, and Law. 3 points.

This course critically examines the interplay between crime, law, and the administration of justice in the United States and how these issues are shaped by larger societal factors. Students will receive a theoretical and empirical overview of the American legal and criminal justice system, emphasizing such issues as: the function and purpose of crime control; the roles of the actors/subjects of the criminal justice system; crime and violence as cultural and political issues in America; racial disparities in offending and criminal justice processing; and juvenile justice.

Summer 2017: SOCI S3218Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SOCI 3218 001/15279 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
C01 Knox Hall
Devon Wade 3 9/16

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.