Graduate Courses in Sociology

In addition to the illustrative Sociology courses listed below, many of our students enroll in seminars offered by other Penn State graduate programs, including Anthropology, Economics, Education Policy Studies, Geography, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Rural Sociology, Statistics, and Women’s Studies

  • Advanced Structural Equation Modeling
  • Assimilation
  • Attitude Formation and Change
  • Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behavior
  • Biosocial Perspectives on the Family
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Children and Childhood in Sociological Perspective
  • Communities and Crime
  • Education Mobility in Comparative Perspective
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Crime and the Life Course
  • Criminological Theories
  • Data Management
  • Demographic Techniques
  • Demography of Human Fertility
  • Demography of Inequality
  • Demography of the Life Course
  • Dynamics of Social Movements
  • Family Disorganization
  • Global Health and Mortality
  • Health Disparities
  • Homelessness in America
  • Inequality, Status Attainment, and Social Mobility
  • Internal and International Migration
  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Issues in Contemporary Sociology
  • Measurement Issues in Social Data
  • Migration, Urbanization, and Policy
  • Multilevel Regression Models
  • Political Sociology
  • Proseminar in Sociology
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Family Processes
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Residence
  • Race, Gender, and Crime
  • Racial Stratification in the United States
  • Religious Foundations of Modern Society
  • Research Methods in Criminology and Deviance Social Demography
  • Social Demography
  • Social Networks
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Stratification and Social Change
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Higher Education
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Family
  • Spatial Demography
  • Statistical Methods for Social Research
  • Statistical Models for Nonexperimental Research
  • Survey Methods I: Survey Design
  • Survey Methods II: Analysis of Survey Data
  • Teaching Sociology
  • Techniques of Event History Analysis
  • Theories of Society I
  • Theories of Society II
  • Urban Sociology
  • Victimization
  • Violent Crime
  • Work, Family, and Policy
  • Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences

 

*Offered Fall 2009-Spring 2012 or scheduled for Academic Year 2012-13.