Spring 2013 Courses

SOC 5140 Applied Quantitative Theories--Mondays, 6 to 8:40 p.m.--Prof. E. Mahon                                    

This course introduces students to an overview of (1) different perspectives of social inquiry; (2) commonly utilized quantitative research methods and techniques; and (3) strategies and skills to design, execute, and report empirical social research.

SOC 518 Sociological Theories  --  Wednesdays, 6 to 8:40 p.m.  --   Prof. C. Flint                                                   

The central theme of this course is to introduce the students to various classical and modern theorists.  It concentrates on the relationship of these “classical” theories and empirical works to contemporary efforts and programs of research.

SOC 531 Program Evaluation  --  Thursdays, 6 to 8:40 p.m.   --   Prof. J. DiNoia                                                             

This course examines different evaluation techniques and applications widely employed to appraise the effectiveness of social intervention programs.  Through the application of research design and methodology, students will be introduced to the benefits of scope assessment, impact analysis, cost effectiveness, and performance measurements among other evaluation techniques.

SOC 6300 Ethnic and Racial Experiences--Tuesdays, 6 to 8:40 p.m.--Prof. V. Parrillo                                                        

This course explores the experiences of all racial and ethnic groups, from colonial beginnings to the present day. Particular emphasis is placed on the recurring patterns in dominant-minority relations, differential power and ethnic/racial diversity in U.S. society. The importance of intercultural relations in the workplace is also discussed.