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Summer and Fall 2014 Offerings & Required Books

Summer & Fall 2014 Sociology Course Offerings & Required Books

Undergraduate Equivalent Courses*

3443

Undergraduate Online Social Statistics*

Required Books:

  • TBD

4340

Undergraduate Online Research Methods in Sociology*

Required Book:

4344

Undergraduate Online Sociological Theory*

Required Book:

*These courses are designed to provide graduate students with background knowledge in core sociological areas. These undergraduate courses are not mandatory, but recommended for students who do not have prior knowledge of sociological statistics, research methods, and/or theory. Undergraduate courses do not count towards the MA degree.

 

Summer 2014 Graduate Degree Courses

5310

Seminar in Sociological Theory

Required Books:

5355

Seminar in Social Inequality

Required Book:

5324

Seminar in Social Change and Development

Required Books:

6360

Seminar in Sociology (Sociology of Entrepreneurship)**

Required Book:

  • Social Entrepreneurship - By: Praszkier (ISBN: 9780521149785)

    **This course examines the role of the entrepreneur in modern society, and how modern society influences entrepreneurship in communities, regions, and nations.  In this course, students will challenge and debate the role of the entrepreneur, and will seek to understand how a variety of social and psychological forces shape not only entrepreneurial action, but also how society acts to enhance or inhibit entrepreneurship.  Students will become familiar with topics including entrepreneurial risk, opportunity, innovation, and social entrepreneurship, and will critically examine how entrepreneurial behavior changes across social boundaries like race, gender, and culture.  Students will emerge from the course having learned a variety of techniques for supporting entrepreneurs and stimulating entrepreneurial action in the public sphere.

 

Fall 2014 Graduate Degree Courses

5310

Seminar in Sociological Theory

Required Books:

5312

Seminar in Sociological Research

Required Books:

  • TBD

5314

Social Statistics

Required Books:

5333

Sociology of Religion

Required Books:

5355

Seminar in Social Inequality

Required Book:

  • Social Stratification: Class, Race & Gender in Sociological Perspective. 4th Edition - Grusky (ISBN: 9780813346717)

Recommended Book:

  • American Sociological Association Style Guide. 4th Edition - American Sociological Association (ISBN: 9780912764313)

5376

Applied Research Methods

Required Books:

6098

Thesis Practicum

Required Books:

  • TBD
6360

Seminar in Sociology (Sociology of Disaster)***

***This course is designed to apply sociological analyses to the investigation of disasters. Disasters will be examined in terms of their origins and social impacts. The course will also explore the social dynamics that create risk of, and vulnerability to, disasters.

Required Books:

  • TBD

6360

Seminar in Sociology (Sociology of Culture)****

Required Book:

  • Mix It Up: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Society - By: Grazian (ISBN: 9780393929522)

****This course examines culture from the sociological perspective, forms and modifications of culture, its elements and the hierarchy, events and artifacts in their relation to the social structure and social change. The course takes students through the classic and modern theories of culture, introduces them to major sociological methods of cultural analysis, and helps them learn to apply the theories, and to analyze a variety of socio-cultural phenomena, such as inequality, social emotion, gender, health, and other.

For more information on how to register: http://www.shsu.edu/dept/registrar/students/registration/how-to.html

 

 


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