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Spring 2013 - Spring B 2017

This course is designed to introduce students to the use of statistical analysis in research and to increase their critical thinking skills.  Students are taught the fundamental vocabulary and symbols of statistics as well as commonly used statistical procedures in social sciences. Students conduct analyses, interpret results, and make conclusions about research questions.


Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a sociological understanding of race and ethnic relations.  A sociological approach to the study of race and ethnicity considers how race (and ethnicity) organizes and structures social life, both locally and globally. Thus, students will attend to questions regarding the social, historical, cultural, and political constructions of race.


Fall 2014

This course is designed to introduce students to sociological theories, concepts and empirical studies relating to stratification systems, social inequality, and social mobility.  Students will explore how these frameworks are applied to topics such as race and ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, and intersectionality. While most of these topics will focus on contemporary social life in the United States, students will also explore these topics relative to historical, comparative, and global frameworks.

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