Florida State University

Sociology

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Graduate Courses

Our graduate courses center on professional development, theory and methods, and our three areas of concentration: Demography, Health & Aging, and Inequalities & Social Justice.  Our professional development courses are designed to help students become integrated into the department and wider discipline, learn how to succeed in graduate school, teaching classes, and the job market, and carry out their theses and dissertation research. Our methodological training enables students to design diverse research projects, collect and manage data, and use standard and advanced techniques to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data. Courses in our three areas of concentration are designed to help students prepare for area comprehensive exams and become experts in these areas. 

Professional Development Courses

  • SYA 5357 Developing Sociological Research
  • SYA 5515 Practicum in Sociological Research
  • SYA 5516 Reporting Sociological Research
  • SYA 5625 Proseminar in Sociology
  • SYA 5969 Prospectus Writing Seminar
  • SYA 6660 Teaching Sociology 

Theory and Methods Courses

  • SYA 5018 Sociological Theory
  • SYA 5305 Intro to Research Methods
  • SYA 5315 Intro to Qualitative Methods
  • SYA 5406 Multivariate Analysis
  • SYA 5407 Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • SYA 6933 Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • SYA 6936 Structural Equation Models 

Demography

  • SYD 5045 Introduction to Demography
  • SYD 5105 Population Theory
  • SYD 5135 Techniques of Population Analysis
  • SYD 5145 Population Policy
  • SYD 5215 Health and Survival
  • SYD 5225 Fertility
  • SYD 5235 Population Mobility
  • SYO 5177 Changing Families
  • SYA 6933 International Migration
  • SYD 5135 Demography Techniques
  • ECP 5117 Mathematical Demography
  • SYA 6933 International Population Dynamics
  • SYA 6933 Neighborhoods, Stress and Health
  • SYA 6933 Population Data

Health & Aging

  • SYA 6933 Neighborhoods, Stress, and Health
  • SYA 6933 Medical Sociology
  • SYA 6933 Social Epidemiology
  • SYD 5215 Health and Survival
  • SYO 5405 Health Institutions and Social Policy
  • SYO 5416 Stress and Mental Health
  • SYO 5426 Gender and Mental Health
  • SYO 6407 Race, Ethnicity, and Health
  • SYP 5733 Social Psychology of Aging
  • SYP 5735 Sociology of Aging
  • SYP 5737 Dynamics of Aging and Social Change
  • SYA 6933 Aging and the Life Course
  • SYA 6933 Sociology of Successful Aging
  • SYA 6933 Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • SYA 6933 Caregiving in Later Life
  • SYA 6933 Health and the Life Course
  • SYA 6933 How Inequality Makes Us Sick

Inequalities & Social Justice

  • SYA 693x Sociology of Education
  • SYD 5705 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • SYD 5817 Contemporary Theories of Gender
  • SYO 5306 Political Sociology
  • SYO 5335 Political Economy: Politics, Institutions, and Inequality
  • SYO 5535 Inequalities: Race, Class, and Gender
  • SYO 5547 Race & Gender in Organizations
  • SYO 6538 Advanced Research Seminar
  • SYP 5005 Social Interaction and Inequalities
  • SYP 5305 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • SYA 6933 Gender, Work, and Family
  • SYA 6933 Reproduction and Society
  • SYA 6933 Critical Race Theory
  • SYA 6933 Media and Movements
  • SYA 6933 Becoming an Adult in Stratified Society
  • SYA 6933 Sexualities
  • SYA 6933 Gender and Development