Courses Offered

The following is a list of all possible Sociology courses available to graduate students. Please refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes for courses offered during a specific semester.

SOCIOL 423 Latino Immigration and Incorporation:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Latino institutional, geo-political, demographic, comparative, and social network theoretical perspectives on migration to and incorporation into the United States.
Prerequisites: jr st; 3 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above or cons instr; addl prereqs may be assigned for specific topics.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Latino 423 & Sociol 423 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Spring 2013.
SOCIOL 423G Latino Immigration and Incorporation:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Latino institutional, geo-political, demographic, comparative, and social network theoretical perspectives on migration to and incorporation into the United States.
Prerequisites: jr st; 3 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above or cons instr; addl prereqs may be assigned for specific topics.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Latino 423 & Sociol 423 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Spring 2013.
SOCIOL 440 Sociology of the Family
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Family patterns and ideologies in relation to broader social structure and culture, sources of variety and change in household, family, and kinship organization.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Fall 2012.
SOCIOL 440G Sociology of the Family
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Family patterns and ideologies in relation to broader social structure and culture, sources of variety and change in household, family, and kinship organization.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Fall 2012.
SOCIOL 442 The Work-Family Intersection
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Social forces shaping work and family patterns and ideologies; implications of social change for employers, workers, and families; survey of work-family policies.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr 200-level or above Sociol.
Course Rules: No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 495 w/similar topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016.
SOCIOL 442G The Work-Family Intersection
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Social forces shaping work and family patterns and ideologies; implications of social change for employers, workers, and families; survey of work-family policies.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr 200-level or above Sociol.
Course Rules: No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 495 w/similar topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016.
SOCIOL 443 Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Development of occupations and professions in industrial societies. Study of professional concepts, ethical codes, work norms, specialization, recruitment, education, and work roles in an organizational context.
Prerequisites: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
SOCIOL 443G Organizations, Occupations, and Professions
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Development of occupations and professions in industrial societies. Study of professional concepts, ethical codes, work norms, specialization, recruitment, education, and work roles in an organizational context.
Prerequisites: jr st & Sociol 101(P) or 104(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
SOCIOL 444 Sociology of the Body
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
How the body is shaped by social forces. Relationship between the body, identity, and culture, focusing on gender, race/ethnicity, and disability.
Prerequisites: jr st & any Sociol course; or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
SOCIOL 444G Sociology of the Body
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
How the body is shaped by social forces. Relationship between the body, identity, and culture, focusing on gender, race/ethnicity, and disability.
Prerequisites: jr st & any Sociol course; or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
SOCIOL 448 Sociology of Children and Adolescents
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theoretical perspectives and research methods addressing substantive issues in children's and adolescents' lives, including peer cultures, schooling, families, gender, race, class, health, and work.
Prerequisites: jr st & any Sociol course; or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 448G Sociology of Children and Adolescents
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theoretical perspectives and research methods addressing substantive issues in children's and adolescents' lives, including peer cultures, schooling, families, gender, race, class, health, and work.
Prerequisites: jr st & any Sociol course; or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 461 Social Data Analysis Using Regression
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced practical training in multivariate regression using real, large datasets (surveys, census data, etc.); how multiple independent variables influence a dependent variable. No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 499 with similar topic.
Prerequisites: jr st, Sociol 261(P) or approved stats course; or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
SOCIOL 461G Social Data Analysis Using Regression
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced practical training in multivariate regression using real, large datasets (surveys, census data, etc.); how multiple independent variables influence a dependent variable. No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 499 with similar topic.
Prerequisites: jr st, Sociol 261(P) or approved stats course; or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
SOCIOL 472 Population and Society
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Concepts and methodology of demographic analysis. Nature and framework of population theories and research. Consideration of the social and economic determinants and consequences of trends in mortality, fertility, and migration.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2013.
SOCIOL 472G Population and Society
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Concepts and methodology of demographic analysis. Nature and framework of population theories and research. Consideration of the social and economic determinants and consequences of trends in mortality, fertility, and migration.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2013.
SOCIOL 476 Sociology of International Public Health
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Social, economic, and political factors that influence inequality in health at the global level; interacting influence of micro and macro forces on public health.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above; or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2014.
SOCIOL 476G Sociology of International Public Health
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Social, economic, and political factors that influence inequality in health at the global level; interacting influence of micro and macro forces on public health.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in Sociol at 200-level or above; or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2014.
SOCIOL 495 Seminar in Sociology:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Intensive study in a selected area of Sociology. Designed to encourage discussion, debate, and critical thinking.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr 200-level or above Sociol or cons instr.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Spring 2011.
SOCIOL 495G Seminar in Sociology:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Intensive study in a selected area of Sociology. Designed to encourage discussion, debate, and critical thinking.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr 200-level or above Sociol or cons instr.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Spring 2011.
SOCIOL 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
SOCIOL 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
SOCIOL 610 Reproduction of Minority Communities
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the social, economic, and cultural forces behind the formation and reproduction of minority and disadvantaged communities in the United States.
Prerequisites: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course.
Course Rules: Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of Ed Pol 610.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Spring 2014.
SOCIOL 610G Reproduction of Minority Communities
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Analysis of the social, economic, and cultural forces behind the formation and reproduction of minority and disadvantaged communities in the United States.
Prerequisites: jr st; any Sociol 100-level course.
Course Rules: Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of Ed Pol 610.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Spring 2014.
SOCIOL 701 Professional Seminar
1 cr. Graduate.
Fundamentals of academic and sociological reading, writing, and thinking. Orientation to graduate study, the sociological profession, and the tools of sociological research.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 704 Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Overview of structure, functions, and governance of nonprofit organizations. Comparison with government and for-profit organizations.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Nonprof 704, Pol Sci 704, Sociol 704, & Urb Std 704 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009.
SOCIOL 715 Systematic Sociological Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
A general examination of sociological theories, their construction, problems of conceptualization, and methodological requirements.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 750 Research Methods in Sociology
3 cr. Graduate.
Application of scientific methods to the analysis of social phenomena, methodological orientations in sociology, types of research procedure, and nature of sociological variables.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 752 Fundamentals of Survey Methodology
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar in the principles of survey design that are the basis of standard practices in the field of sociology.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012.
SOCIOL 754 Questionnaire Design
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar in the design, evaluation, pretesting, ordering, and formatting of questions and questionnaires.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 2005.
SOCIOL 760 Advanced Statistical Methods in Sociology
3 cr. Graduate.
Review of elementary statistics. Probability theory and its applications. Multivariate analysis. Nonparametric statistical inference. Measurement theory. Selected statistical models for hypothesis testing and theory construction.
Prerequisites: grad st; score of 85 on dept diagnostic examination.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
SOCIOL 790 Master's Level Thesis/Paper
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Research or thesis/paper work for students in the master's program in sociology.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
SOCIOL 794 Proseminar: The Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology
1 cr. Graduate.
Designed to prepare and support new teachers of undergraduate Sociology.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 799 Master's Level Reading and Research
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Independent study of a topic selected by a student after consultation with member of graduate faculty.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
SOCIOL 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Fee for 1 cr assessed.
Last Taught: Summer 2019, Summer 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017.
SOCIOL 901 Seminar: Urban Social Structure
3 cr. Graduate.
Comprehensive analysis of the emergence and institutionalization of cultural and social patterns in urban settings; and future American urban social structures.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Sociol 901 & Urb Std 901 are jointly-offered & count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
SOCIOL 910 The Sociology of Inequality
3 cr. Graduate.
Social, economic, cultural, and political forces behind the formation and reproduction of social inequalities in the United States.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014.
SOCIOL 911 The Sociology of Institutions
3 cr. Graduate.
Social institutions as a foundational sociological concept. Theory and research on institutional emergence, persistence, and change.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013.
SOCIOL 920 Seminar in Race and Ethnic Relations
3 cr. Graduate.
Patterns of racial and ethnic differentiation and how they originate and change over time.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Fall 2010, Fall 2003, Fall 2000.
SOCIOL 923 Seminar on the Sociology of Culture
3 cr. Graduate.
Selected themes in the sociology of culture, including symbols, language, forms of knowledge, power and practice, the arts, and media.
Prerequisites: grad st
Course Rules: No cr for students w/cr in Sociol 927 w/same title.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013.
SOCIOL 927 Seminar in Sociology of Contemporary Institutions:
3 cr. Graduate.
Analysis of major social institutions in modern societies in terms of status orders, division of labor, normative systems, processes of social change, and conflict. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic & cons adviser to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
SOCIOL 928 Seminar in Social Organization:
3 cr. Graduate.
Study of conceptual approaches used in analyzing social organization: social stratification, complex organization, urbanization, small groups in mass society. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic & cons advisor to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014.
SOCIOL 940 Applied Gerontology Capstone I
2 cr. Graduate.
Professional socialization seminar emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of gerontology and exposing students to professional and library resources for continuing professional development.
Prerequisites: grad st; Nurs 760(P) & Soc Wrk 851(P).
Course Rules: Sociol 940 and Soc Wrk 940 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Fall 2005.
SOCIOL 941 Applied Gerontology Capstone II
2-3 cr. Graduate.
Teamwork applied research project conducted in collaboration with a community-based organization that serves the elderly; presentation of findings to a professional audience.
Prerequisites: grad st; Sociol or Soc Wrk 940(P).
Course Rules: Sociol 941 and Soc Wrk 941 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Students who intend to prepare a manuscript for publication enroll for 3 crs; all others enroll for 2 crs.
Last Taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2007, Spring 2006.
SOCIOL 942 The Family and Long-Term Care
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on the role of family in providing long term care. Social values, public policies, and consequences for individuals and society.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Sociol 942 & Soc Wrk 942 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
SOCIOL 951 Seminar in Research Methodology
3 cr. Graduate.
Discussion of selected topics in research design, research methods, statistical analysis, and model construction.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable to 9 cr max with cons adviser.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014.
SOCIOL 979 Qualitative Research Methods
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on logic, design, and presentation of social science research. Inductive and qualitative methods, theory construction, and ethics and procedures of research in natural settings.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Sociol 979 & Urb Std 979 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009.
SOCIOL 982 Advanced Quantitative Analysis
3 cr. Graduate.
Evaluation of different methods of generating data and their applications to the analysis of public policies and programs.
Prerequisites: grad st; min. score of 85 on dept diagnostic exam.
Course Rules: Sociol 982 & Urb Std 982 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
SOCIOL 990 Doctoral Dissertation
1-6 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st; admission to candidacy for PhD degree; cons major prof.
Last Taught: Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018.
SOCIOL 999 Doctoral Reading and Research
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Independent study of a topic selected by a student after consultation with member of graduate faculty.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.