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Spring 2021  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (65548)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (12 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (2 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Registration by instructor consent. This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times. Click these links for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Spring2021
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65548/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Spring 2021  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Global Health Data Analysis (65549)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (12 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 250
Enrollment Status:
Open (6 of 8 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
1 seat reserved for Sociology graduate student. Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC8090+Spring2021
Class Description:
This seminar will provide an introduction to research on health issues in low-resource countries. Students will craft and carry out their own research projects using global health survey data. Projects can focus on a single country or make comparisons across countries. The course runs for two semesters; at the end of it, students will have created a poster suitable for submission to an academic conference and/or a paper suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. While it is preferable for students to take the two-semester series, they may also choose to take only the first semester.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students or advanced undergraduate students who are interested in health issues in low-resource countries. For undergraduates, the course will satisfy the Senior Project requirement for most departments. Students should have at least a basic familiarity with Stata, R, or another statistical software program; the course will provide extensive training to improve skills in this area.
Learning Objectives:
1. Become familiar with key questions and concerns related to health in low-resource countries, with a particular focus on family planning and women and children's health issues.
2. Learn how to conduct statistical analysis with global health survey data.
3. Improve skills for presenting findings in writing.
4. Develop visually clear and appealing graphics and maps that illustrate and explain health disparities.
Grading:
A-F or S/N
Exam Format:
The course will not have exams.
Class Format:
The class will meet once a week. Initially, Professors Boyle and Grace will lecture or bring in guest speakers to lecture on core topics in global health. The lectures will be accompanied by class discussion. After 5 weeks, the classes will become adopt a workshop format, as students develop their research questions and strategies for answering them, and become familiar with health-related survey data.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65549/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 April 2020

Fall 2020  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (31642)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (12 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times. Must have instructor consent. Click on these links for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Fall2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Fall2020
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31642/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Fall 2020  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Global Health Data Analysis (31643)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (12 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Tue 04:00PM - 05:15PM
Off Campus
West Bank Skyway AUDITORIUM
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
This grad class meet on campus for 1.5 hours a week. Click on this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC8090+Fall2020
Class Description:
This seminar will provide an introduction to research on health issues in low-resource countries. Students will craft and carry out their own research projects using global health survey data. Projects can focus on a single country or make comparisons across countries. The course runs for two semesters; at the end of it, students will have created a poster suitable for submission to an academic conference and/or a paper suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. While it is preferable for students to take the two-semester series, they may also choose to take only the first semester.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students or advanced undergraduate students who are interested in health issues in low-resource countries. For undergraduates, the course will satisfy the Senior Project requirement for most departments. Students should have at least a basic familiarity with Stata, R, or another statistical software program; the course will provide extensive training to improve skills in this area.
Learning Objectives:
1. Become familiar with key questions and concerns related to health in low-resource countries, with a particular focus on family planning and women and children's health issues.
2. Learn how to conduct statistical analysis with global health survey data.
3. Improve skills for presenting findings in writing.
4. Develop visually clear and appealing graphics and maps that illustrate and explain health disparities.
Grading:
A-F or S/N
Exam Format:
The course will not have exams.
Class Format:
The class will meet once a week. Initially, Professors Boyle and Grace will lecture or bring in guest speakers to lecture on core topics in global health. The lectures will be accompanied by class discussion. After 5 weeks, the classes will become adopt a workshop format, as students develop their research questions and strategies for answering them, and become familiar with health-related survey data.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31643/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 April 2020

Spring 2020  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (65584)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
By instructor consent. Click on these links for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Spring2020
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65584/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Spring 2020  |  SOC 8090 Section 003: Topics in Sociology -- Getting Your Paper Published (65781)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
By instructor consent. 5 seats reserved for Sociology grad students. Click on these links for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?warre046+SOC8090+Spring2020
Class Description:

Graduate students in this course will submit a paper to an academic journal by the end of the semester.

Students should start the semester with (1) a research project that is essentially completed but (2) a manuscript describing that research that has not been started or is not very far along. The objective of the course is to help students develop a strong, persuasive, and publishable research manuscript.

The class is open to students who use any methodological and theoretical approaches, who study any substantive topic, and who are from any discipline or program.

Throughout the class, students will develop their manuscripts through writing and revising based on the instructor's and their classmates' feedback and examples.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Any graduate student who has essentially completed some research project but who does not have a well developed manuscript describing that research.
Learning Objectives:
Fully experiencing the process of developing a research paper that is of the style and quality sufficient to submit to an academic journal.
Grading:
Students will be evaluated based on (1) their work developing a research manuscript for submission to an academic journal and (2) the quality of their feedback on their classmates' manuscripts.
Exam Format:
Not applicable.
Class Format:
Each class session will consist of in depth discussions of one or two students' manuscripts, which the class will read ahead of time.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65781/1203
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 January 2020

Spring 2020  |  SOC 8090 Section 004: Topics in Sociology -- Advanced Topics in Sociological Research & Writing (66218)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Wed 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
5 seats reserved for Sociology grad students. Click on these links for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?page+SOC8090+Spring2020
Class Description:
This is a unique, one-time only grad seminar on the craft of writing. The goals of this class are threefold: 1. Identify good writing, 2. Explore what makes writing good, and 3. Practice good writing. To those ends, we'll read and discuss good writing, including fiction, narrative non-fiction, and social science. We will also meet with professional writers and editors.
Who Should Take This Class?:
This 3-credit seminar is reserved for sociology graduate students, and my consent is required for enrollment. There are no prerequisites.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66218/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Fall 2019  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (33191)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
By Instructor consent. Click these links for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Fall2019 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Fall2019
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33191/1199
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Fall 2019  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Secrets of Getting Grants (33192)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Enrollment Status:
Open (6 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?phylmoen+SOC8090+Fall2019
Class Description:

Secrets of Successful Research Proposals: A Hands-On Workshop


This course provides insights and hands-on help in developing a research proposal requesting funding from an external foundation or agency or a within-university opportunity. It will also be helpful to students writing proposals for their dissertation. Research proposals are very similar, whether one is seeking funding or a PhD. This is a collaborative project involving writing and reviewing each piece of a proposal draft and rewriting each piece - several times. The central requirement of the course is participation. Skills to be learned in this workshop include; clarification and communication of ideas orally and in writing; writing in active, interesting voice; ways of making an argument; focusing on big picture in research proposal as well as on exact techniques; building and aligning questions/theories/data/methods/funding possibilities; and broadening issue while simultaneously narrowing scope.



Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33192/1199
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/phylmoen_SOC8090_Fall2019.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/phylmoen_SOC8090_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 March 2019

Spring 2019  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (66098)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Spring2019 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Spring2019
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66098/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Fall 2018  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology (33496)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Fall2018 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Fall2018
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33496/1189
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Spring 2018  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (66998)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (6 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Spring2018
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66998/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Spring 2018  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Migration and Migrants in Demographic Perspective (66999)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 04:00PM - 06:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click on this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jdewaard+SOC8090+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course provides a graduate-level treatment of major theoretical and empirical debates in demographic research on migration and migrants, and considers questions such as: i) why people migrate (or not) and how migration decisions are made; ii) the effects of migration in sending and receiving societies, iii) the role of the state, including migration and integration policies, iv) the effects of migration on migrants themselves, including linking to debates on assimilation, integration and social exclusion, and v) measuring and modeling migration in empirical research. Although this course comes with "demographic" in the title and fulfills one of the seminar requirements for graduate trainees and the population studies minor at the Minnesota Population Center, as the above questions make clear, it is necessarily much broader in scope, and draws from quantitative and qualitative research in economics, demography, human geography, history, political science, population health, public policy, and sociology.
Grading:
Attendance/Participation; Final paper and presentation
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
25% lecture; 75% student-led discussion
Workload:
Weekly readings and student-led discussions; Final Paper and presentation
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66999/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 September 2017

Fall 2017  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (34683)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Fall2017
Class Description:


Students in this workshop will serve as the graduate student board for The Society Pages, an online social science journalism project housed at the University of Minnesota. Participation is based on application. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board is selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Most participants are expected to make a year-long commitment to the project, though membership will rotate on an annual basis.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students in sociology
Learning Objectives:
  • To deepen students' substantive research expertise
    by engaging cutting edge sociological scholarship. Students will unearth the most interesting findings and best evidence from new research in their areas of study. This provides students with a broader vision of the sociological field and offers an opportunity to diversify their reading in the prelim and dissertation processes.

  • To develop writing and communication skills
    in addressing academic and non-academic audiences. Grad board members regularly write for the website, and our supportive, professional editorial team gives direct feedback designed to improve these skills as the pieces are published online.

  • To gain deep, practical appreciation of the process of editorial decision-making
    and public scholarship.
    TSP
    had almost 11 million unique page views last year. Working with the site allows students to engage in critical and constructive discussion of the field of sociology, while participating in a collaborative public outreach project by shaping and improving the site as an online vehicle to disseminate great research.


Class Format:
Weekly seminar
Workload:
4-6 hours a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34683/1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 March 2017

Spring 2017  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (67187)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click these links for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Spring2017
Class Description:
The seminar is designed as a year-long 3-credit course (with 1.5 academic credits awarded for fall and 1.5 credits in spring).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67187/1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 February 2016

Spring 2017  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Human Rights (67188)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Fri 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC8090+Spring2017
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67188/1173

Spring 2017  |  SOC 8090 Section 003: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Black Experience (67189)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jmbell+SOC8090+Spring2017
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67189/1173

Fall 2016  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & Its Publics (34008)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
10 seats reserved for sociology graduate students. Click these links for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Fall2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Fall2016
Class Description:
The seminar is designed as a year-long 3-credit course (with 1.5 academic credits awarded for fall and 1.5 credits in spring).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34008/1169
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 February 2016

Fall 2016  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Secrets of Getting Grants: A Hands-On Workshop (34016)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Thu 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
8 seats reserved for sociology graduate students. Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?phylmoen+SOC8090+Fall2016
Class Description:

Secrets of Getting Grants: A Hands-On Workshop

This course provides insights and hands-on help in developing a research proposal requesting funding -- from within the university or from an external foundation or government agency. The class will also be useful for those writing dissertation proposals. Strategies for compelling research proposals are the same - whether the goal is funding or a PhD. Class participants will gain a broad overview of the proposal writing and review process, including the importance of fit with the objectives of a funding organization (or one's dissertation committee). Each student will craft their own research proposal, receiving considerable feedback throughout that process. This is a learned skill -- you too can write a clear and hopefully compelling proposal! The three course requirements are 1) a question/issue you want to investigate; 2) active participation in this workshop style class; and 3) willingness to revise, revise, and revise your work. Successfully completing this workshop won't guarantee funding, but you will have a clearer, better developed proposal for research!
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34016/1169
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/phylmoen_SOC8090_Fall2016.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/phylmoen_SOC8090_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 June 2016

Spring 2016  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Law & Society Review (58408)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
POL 8060 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon 09:30AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click these links for more detailed information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?trj+SOC8090+Spring2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?savel001+SOC8090+Spring2016
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58408/1163

Spring 2016  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Education: Journal Editing Seminar (58409)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Thu 12:30PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?warre046+SOC8090+Spring2016
Class Description:
This course is centered around the professional scholarly journal Sociology of Education, which is housed at the University of Minnesota through 2016. Class sessions will focus on the operations of the journal, with an eye toward teaching students how research articles are evaluated; how the review process can shape and improve research; how the process of turning a first draft of a paper into a polished and published article unfolds; how to critique ongoing research in a professional way; and how to respond to such critiques about your own work. Along the way, involvement will provide an opportunity for students to gain theoretical, methodological, and substantive insight into a wide range of issues that touch on education in one way or another. Each week, students will (among other things) discuss articles that have been submitted; discuss external peer reviews of those articles; debate what decision should be made about submissions; think together about how to solicit more and better submissions; think together about reviewers and the review process; and think together about how to best use the journal's social media presence. Students who participate will be expected to do some work in preparation for each meeting. Project meetings will be lively and interactive, and will differ in focus and content from week to week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58409/1163
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 December 2014

Spring 2016  |  SOC 8090 Section 003: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & It's Publics (67750)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click these links for detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Spring2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?uggen001+SOC8090+Spring2016
Class Description:
Students in the course will serve as the graduate student board and substantive contributors to Contexts, the American Sociological Association journal currently housed in Minnesota. Instructor permission, based on a detailed application, is required to register for the course. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board will be selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Though there will be some overlap from year to year, participants in the course will rotate on an annual basis. The seminar is designed as a year-long 3-credit course (with 1.5 academic credits awarded for fall and 1.5 credits in spring) with the possibility of honorary stipends for the summer months.
Class Format:
10% Lecture
40% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
25% Student Presentations
5% Field Trips
10% Web Based Outreach activities, social events, and release parties are sometimes held outside class time.
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
5 Presentation(s)
2 Special Project(s)
Other Workload: Contribute to the Discoveries or Reflected Appraisals section of Contexts, or other aspects of the print or online publication.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67750/1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
24 March 2009

Spring 2016  |  SOC 8090 Section 004: Topics in Sociology -- Finance, Space & Power (67751)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
ANTH 8810 Section 004
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Fri 12:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mgoldman+SOC8090+Spring2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?karenho+SOC8090+Spring2016
Class Description:
What are the influences and roles of finance in the contemporary world and in critical scholarship? It comes to no surprise that over the last thirty years, finance - the constellation of priorities, practices, and ideologies whereby the central goals are to search for and convert assets into income streams and financial investments - has catalyzed massive shifts in social relations and meanings, life projects, and economies. The growth and influence of financial values and activities as central shapers and models of space, from public institutions to everyday life, from speculative cities to Fortune 500 corporations, and the attendant ramifications of increasing inequality and precarity, demand greater scholarly engagement. At the same, finance draws attention to longstanding debates and quandaries in critical scholarship on the neoliberal moment, on capitalism and capitalist accumulation, on development and globalization, on the production and use of difference and inequality. For example, inquiry into finance allows us to ask and reflect on questions such as, is finance just the latest "stage" of capitalism? Why is finance good to think with? How can it challenge us to re-frame dominant approaches to understanding economy, markets, and institutions, and critical approaches to notions of accumulation by dispossession, speculative land grabbing, global urbanism, and speculative governmentality? What is finance's relationship to space, and power? Is finance always already productive of inequality, as well as forms of resistance?
PARTIAL READING LIST:

Anne Allison, Precarious Japan

Laura Bear, Currents of Debt Along a South Asian River

Gerald Epstein, Managed by the Markets

David Harvey, Paris: Capital of Modernity

Karl Marx, Selections from 3 volumes of Capital

Andrea Muehlebach, The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy

Class Format:
seminar style
Workload:
a few hundreds pages of reading per week (up to one book on some weeks). short writing assignments due for circulation to the class each week. short student presentations and the occasional leading of discussion. a final paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67751/1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Fall 2015  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Law & Society Review: Journal Editing Seminar (23901)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
POL 8060 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon 11:15AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?trj+SOC8090+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is co-taught be Timothy R. Johnson (Political Science) and Joachim Savelsberg (Sociology), incoming editors of the Law & Society Review, the official journal of the Law & Society Association and the world's leading journal in the field of law and society studies. This is the first offering in a series of six semesters. Johnson will take the lead in 2013/14, Savelsberg in 2014/15. Students will read submitted papers that receive 'revise and resubmit' decisions and the reviewers' comments and discuss them with the editors. Different students may take the lead on specific papers in line with their substantive and methodological interests and expertize. Suggestions developed during these discussions will be incorporated into the R&R letters the editors will send out to authors. Students will thus get immersed in a range of cutting edge work done in the field. They will further gain crucial insights into the decision making processes associated with journal publishing. In this respect the course is intended to be a major professionalization tool that should be most helpful to graduate students who prepare to enter academic careers in which publishing papers in journals will be a crucial component. The process should make for an engaging collaborative, intellectual and professional, experience.
Grading:
20% In-class Presentations
80% Class Participation
Class Format:
85% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
70 Pages Reading Per Week
10 Pages Writing Per Term
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23901/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2013

Fall 2015  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Education: Journal Editing Seminar (23902)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue 02:30PM - 03:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 915
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?warre046+SOC8090+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is centered around the professional scholarly journal Sociology of Education, which is housed at the University of Minnesota through 2016. Class sessions will focus on the operations of the journal, with an eye toward teaching students how research articles are evaluated; how the review process can shape and improve research; how the process of turning a first draft of a paper into a polished and published article unfolds; how to critique ongoing research in a professional way; and how to respond to such critiques about your own work. Along the way, involvement will provide an opportunity for students to gain theoretical, methodological, and substantive insight into a wide range of issues that touch on education in one way or another. Each week, students will (among other things) discuss articles that have been submitted; discuss external peer reviews of those articles; debate what decision should be made about submissions; think together about how to solicit more and better submissions; think together about reviewers and the review process; and think together about how to best use the journal's social media presence. Students who participate will be expected to do some work in preparation for each meeting. Project meetings will be lively and interactive, and will differ in focus and content from week to week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23902/1159
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 December 2014

Fall 2015  |  SOC 8090 Section 003: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology & It's Publics (25590)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hartm021+SOC8090+Fall2015
Class Description:
Students in the course will serve as the graduate student board and substantive contributors to Contexts, the American Sociological Association journal currently housed in Minnesota. Instructor permission, based on a detailed application, is required to register for the course. In addition to experience and qualifications, the board will be selected so as to involve students from different stages in the program, substantive interest areas, and methodological specialties. Though there will be some overlap from year to year, participants in the course will rotate on an annual basis. The seminar is designed as a year-long 3-credit course (with 1.5 academic credits awarded for fall and 1.5 credits in spring) with the possibility of honorary stipends for the summer months.
Class Format:
10% Lecture
40% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
25% Student Presentations
5% Field Trips
10% Web Based Outreach activities, social events, and release parties are sometimes held outside class time.
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
5 Presentation(s)
2 Special Project(s)
Other Workload: Contribute to the Discoveries or Reflected Appraisals section of Contexts, or other aspects of the print or online publication.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25590/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
24 March 2009

Fall 2015  |  SOC 8090 Section 004: Topics in Sociology -- Migration and Migrants in Demographic Perspective (25591)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Fri 09:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jdewaard+SOC8090+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course is designed to be an introduction to major theoretical debates in demographic research on migration and migrants. We will consider evidence for a series of questions: Why do people (not) move? How are migration decisions made? What effect does migration have on receiving societies, sending societies, and migrants themselves? How is migration organized by gender? What differentiates forced and unforced migration? How are immigrants incorporated into new societies? How is the context of reception affected by state policy and local institutions? Although focused primarily on migration and migrants in demographic perspective, the course is broad in scope and samples from multiple disciplines, methodologies, and epistemological perspectives.
Grading:
Attendance/Participation; Final paper and presentation
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
25% Lecture; 75% Student-led discussion
Workload:
Weekly readings and student-led discussions; Final Paper and presentation
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25591/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 May 2015

Spring 2015  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Law & Society Review: Journal Editing Seminar (59831)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
POL 8060 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 11:15AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Description:
This course is co-taught be Timothy R. Johnson (Political Science) and Joachim Savelsberg (Sociology), incoming editors of the Law & Society Review, the official journal of the Law & Society Association and the world's leading journal in the field of law and society studies. This is the first offering in a series of six semesters. Johnson will take the lead in 2013/14, Savelsberg in 2014/15. Students will read submitted papers that receive 'revise and resubmit' decisions and the reviewers' comments and discuss them with the editors. Different students may take the lead on specific papers in line with their substantive and methodological interests and expertize. Suggestions developed during these discussions will be incorporated into the R&R letters the editors will send out to authors. Students will thus get immersed in a range of cutting edge work done in the field. They will further gain crucial insights into the decision making processes associated with journal publishing. In this respect the course is intended to be a major professionalization tool that should be most helpful to graduate students who prepare to enter academic careers in which publishing papers in journals will be a crucial component. The process should make for an engaging collaborative, intellectual and professional, experience.
Grading:
20% In-class Presentations
80% Class Participation
Class Format:
85% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
70 Pages Reading Per Week
10 Pages Writing Per Term
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59831/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2013

Spring 2015  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Education: Journal Editing Seminar (59832)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Thu 12:30PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule]. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Will meet in room 29 Willey Hall in the MN Population Center.
Class Description:
This course is centered around the professional scholarly journal Sociology of Education, which is housed at the University of Minnesota through 2016. Class sessions will focus on the operations of the journal, with an eye toward teaching students how research articles are evaluated; how the review process can shape and improve research; how the process of turning a first draft of a paper into a polished and published article unfolds; how to critique ongoing research in a professional way; and how to respond to such critiques about your own work. Along the way, involvement will provide an opportunity for students to gain theoretical, methodological, and substantive insight into a wide range of issues that touch on education in one way or another. Each week, students will (among other things) discuss articles that have been submitted; discuss external peer reviews of those articles; debate what decision should be made about submissions; think together about how to solicit more and better submissions; think together about reviewers and the review process; and think together about how to best use the journal's social media presence. Students who participate will be expected to do some work in preparation for each meeting. Project meetings will be lively and interactive, and will differ in focus and content from week to week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59832/1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 December 2014

Fall 2014  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Law & Society Review: Journal Editing Seminar (26012)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 8060 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue 11:15AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
This course is co-taught be Timothy R. Johnson (Political Science) and Joachim Savelsberg (Sociology), incoming editors of the Law & Society Review, the official journal of the Law & Society Association and the world's leading journal in the field of law and society studies. This is the first offering in a series of six semesters. Johnson will take the lead in 2013/14, Savelsberg in 2014/15. Students will read submitted papers that receive 'revise and resubmit' decisions and the reviewers' comments and discuss them with the editors. Different students may take the lead on specific papers in line with their substantive and methodological interests and expertize. Suggestions developed during these discussions will be incorporated into the R&R letters the editors will send out to authors. Students will thus get immersed in a range of cutting edge work done in the field. They will further gain crucial insights into the decision making processes associated with journal publishing. In this respect the course is intended to be a major professionalization tool that should be most helpful to graduate students who prepare to enter academic careers in which publishing papers in journals will be a crucial component. The process should make for an engaging collaborative, intellectual and professional, experience.
Grading:
20% In-class Presentations
80% Class Participation
Class Format:
85% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
70 Pages Reading Per Week
10 Pages Writing Per Term
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/26012/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2013

Fall 2014  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Education: Journal Editing Seminar (26013)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Wed 12:30PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms ROOM-TBA
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Notes:
Minnesota Population Center-will meet in room 29 Willey Hall.
Class Description:
This course is centered around the journal Sociology of Education, which will be housed at the U of MN beginning July 1, 2013. Class sessions will focus on the operations of the journal, with an eye toward teaching students how research articles are evaluated; how the review process can shape and improve research; how the process of turning a first draft of a paper into a polished and published article unfolds; how to critique ongoing research in a professional way; and how to respond to such critiques about your own work. Along the way, involvement will provide an opportunity for students to gain theoretical, methodological, and substantive insight into a wide range of issues that touch on education in one way or another. Each week, students will (among other things) discuss articles that have been submitted; discuss external peer reviews of those articles; debate what decision should be made about submissions; think together about how to solicit more and better submissions; think together about reviewers and the review process; and think together about how to best use the journal's social media presence. Students who participate will be expected to do some work in preparation for each meeting. Project meetings will be lively and interactive, and will differ in focus and content from week to week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/26013/1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 April 2013

Fall 2014  |  SOC 8090 Section 003: Topics in Sociology -- Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights (34392)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 09/19/2014
Fri 02:00PM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
 
09/26/2014
Fri 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
 
10/03/2014 - 12/10/2014
Fri 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
This seminar will approach human rights issues from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The course will emphasize active engagement with the topic of human rights through a combination of readings, group discussions, site visits, and interactions with invited guests. Key topics will include: the historical origins of human rights; debates over human rights; theories on causes of human rights violations; and personal activist engagement to improve human rights situations. Students will leave the class with a solid understanding of the social practices and institutional arrangements that underpin human rights at the local, national, and international level.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34392/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 April 2014

Fall 2014  |  SOC 8090 Section 004: Topics in Sociology -- Great Books in Sociology (34393)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 09/19/2014
Fri 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
 
09/26/2014
Fri 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
 
10/03/2014 - 12/10/2014
Fri 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
Seminar participants will read and discuss great books in the sociological canon. The course is intended to help students think about the construction, design, and execution of manuscript -length research projects (such as dissertations) as well as to cultivate a deeper understanding of research and thought in the discipline. Topics will include: the rhetoric and conventions of sociological writing; audience, aims, and research questions; the use of data, methods, and theory; and, contributions to scholarship and knowledge. One course project option will be to do a close reading and broader reflective analysis of a book project produced by a faculty member here at the University of Minnesota.
Grading:
40% Special Projects
20% Reflection Papers
20% In-class Presentations
20% Class Participation
Exam Format:
none
Class Format:
20% Lecture
60% Discussion
20% Student Presentations the course will be a seminar
Workload:
150-200 Pages Reading Per Week
15-25 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Presentation(s)
1 Special Project(s)
2 Book Report(s)
Other Workload: 8-10 books over the course of the semester
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34393/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 April 2014

Spring 2014  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Law & Society Review: Journal Editing Seminar (66586)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 8060 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 11:15AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
This course is co-taught be Timothy R. Johnson (Political Science) and Joachim Savelsberg (Sociology), incoming editors of the Law & Society Review, the official journal of the Law & Society Association and the world's leading journal in the field of law and society studies. This is the first offering in a series of six semesters. Johnson will take the lead in 2013/14, Savelsberg in 2014/15. Students will read submitted papers that receive 'revise and resubmit' decisions and the reviewers' comments and discuss them with the editors. Different students may take the lead on specific papers in line with their substantive and methodological interests and expertize. Suggestions developed during these discussions will be incorporated into the R&R letters the editors will send out to authors. Students will thus get immersed in a range of cutting edge work done in the field. They will further gain crucial insights into the decision making processes associated with journal publishing. In this respect the course is intended to be a major professionalization tool that should be most helpful to graduate students who prepare to enter academic careers in which publishing papers in journals will be a crucial component. The process should make for an engaging collaborative, intellectual and professional, experience.
Grading:
20% In-class Presentations
80% Class Participation
Class Format:
85% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
70 Pages Reading Per Week
10 Pages Writing Per Term
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66586/1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2013

Spring 2014  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Education: Journal Editing Seminar (66587)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
This course is centered around the journal Sociology of Education, which will be housed at the U of MN beginning July 1, 2013. Class sessions will focus on the operations of the journal, with an eye toward teaching students how research articles are evaluated; how the review process can shape and improve research; how the process of turning a first draft of a paper into a polished and published article unfolds; how to critique ongoing research in a professional way; and how to respond to such critiques about your own work. Along the way, involvement will provide an opportunity for students to gain theoretical, methodological, and substantive insight into a wide range of issues that touch on education in one way or another. Each week, students will (among other things) discuss articles that have been submitted; discuss external peer reviews of those articles; debate what decision should be made about submissions; think together about how to solicit more and better submissions; think together about reviewers and the review process; and think together about how to best use the journal's social media presence. Students who participate will be expected to do some work in preparation for each meeting. Project meetings will be lively and interactive, and will differ in focus and content from week to week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66587/1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 April 2013

Fall 2013  |  SOC 8090 Section 001: Topics in Sociology -- Law & Society Review: Journal Editing Seminar (34234)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 8060 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue 11:15AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 278
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
This course is co-taught be Timothy R. Johnson (Political Science) and Joachim Savelsberg (Sociology), incoming editors of the Law & Society Review, the official journal of the Law & Society Association and the world's leading journal in the field of law and society studies. This is the first offering in a series of six semesters. Johnson will take the lead in 2013/14, Savelsberg in 2014/15. Students will read submitted papers that receive 'revise and resubmit' decisions and the reviewers' comments and discuss them with the editors. Different students may take the lead on specific papers in line with their substantive and methodological interests and expertize. Suggestions developed during these discussions will be incorporated into the R&R letters the editors will send out to authors. Students will thus get immersed in a range of cutting edge work done in the field. They will further gain crucial insights into the decision making processes associated with journal publishing. In this respect the course is intended to be a major professionalization tool that should be most helpful to graduate students who prepare to enter academic careers in which publishing papers in journals will be a crucial component. The process should make for an engaging collaborative, intellectual and professional, experience.
Grading:
20% In-class Presentations
80% Class Participation
Class Format:
85% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
70 Pages Reading Per Week
10 Pages Writing Per Term
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34234/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2013

Fall 2013  |  SOC 8090 Section 002: Topics in Sociology -- Sociology of Education: Journal Editing Seminar (34235)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
Class Description:
This course is centered around the journal Sociology of Education, which will be housed at the U of MN beginning July 1, 2013. Class sessions will focus on the operations of the journal, with an eye toward teaching students how research articles are evaluated; how the review process can shape and improve research; how the process of turning a first draft of a paper into a polished and published article unfolds; how to critique ongoing research in a professional way; and how to respond to such critiques about your own work. Along the way, involvement will provide an opportunity for students to gain theoretical, methodological, and substantive insight into a wide range of issues that touch on education in one way or another. Each week, students will (among other things) discuss articles that have been submitted; discuss external peer reviews of those articles; debate what decision should be made about submissions; think together about how to solicit more and better submissions; think together about reviewers and the review process; and think together about how to best use the journal's social media presence. Students who participate will be expected to do some work in preparation for each meeting. Project meetings will be lively and interactive, and will differ in focus and content from week to week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34235/1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/warre046_SOC8090_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 April 2013

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