Sociology is the analytical study of human groups and societies. Consistent with the broad domain of the discipline, sociologists are omnivores with respect the to methodological approaches used to study the social world. They employ a variety of analytical tools such as statistical modeling, network analysis, spatial analysis, demographic methods, data scraping, and computational analysis of social media and text data.
In the data science domain area of sociology, you will learn about how you can use these tools to uncover the hidden patterns of social life, answer questions related to policy, and better understand our social world.
You will take three sociology domain core courses and four courses from the electives menu.
Sociology Core Courses (all three required)
|SOC 204 or SOC 207||Introduction to Sociology or Social Inequality||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|SOC 310||Social Theory||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|SOC 311||Research Methods||Fall, Winter, Spring|
Sociology Electives (choose two in addition to SOC 412 and SOC 413)
|SOC 412||Sociological Research Methods||Winter|
|SOC 413||Sociological Research Methods||Spring|
|SOC 370||Urban Sociology||Winter|
|SOC 380||Introduction: Deviance, Control and Crime||Winter, Spring|
|SOC 416||Issues in Environmental Sociology||Fall, Winter|
|SOC 442||Issues in Urban Sociology||Spring|
|SOC 445||Sociology of Race and Ethnicity||Fall, Winter|
|SOC 451||Social Stratification||Fall|
|SOC 465||Political Sociology||Winter|
|SOC 467||Economic Sociology||Not Offered 21/22|
|SOC 613||Advanced Sociological Methods||Winter|
* Course schedules subject to change.