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Jeffrey Keith Olick

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
Randall 202
130 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
AS-SOCI Dissertation Research Improvement Catalina Vallejo
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
July 15, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Irish Neutrality in Worl War II - Tara L. Tober
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
August 15, 2011 – July 31, 2013
Doctoral Dissertation Research: How Employment Context Shapes Time and Stress Factors
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
August 15, 2011 – July 31, 2013
SOC 1010: Introductory Sociology
Credits: 3
Studies the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology with special attention to sociological theory and research methods. Survey of the diverse substantive fields in the discipline with a primary emphasis on the institutions in contemporary American society.
SOC 2500: Special Topics in Sociology (J Term Course)
Credits: 3
Topics vary each J-Term session and will be announced.
SOC 5030: Classical Sociological Theory
Credits: 3
A seminar focusing on the writings of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and other social theorists. Open to students in related disciplines. Prerequisite: Six credits of sociology or instructor permission; open to advanced undergraduates.
SOC 5060: Contemporary Sociological Theory
Credits: 3
Considers the nature and purpose of sociological theory, and a survey of the most important contemporary theories and theorists. Prerequisite: SOC 5030, six credits of sociology or instructor permission; open to advanced undergraduates.
SOC 5559: New Course in Sociology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of sociology.
SOC 5610: Memory Studies
Credits: 3
This seminar will provide a broad interdisciplinary overview of the field of memory studies. Participants will include graduate students from UVa along with "virtual" participants from around the world. Leading figures in the field will participate as guest instructors. Enrollment is by instructor permission.
SOC 8030: Sociological Issues
Credits: 1
Studies contemporary issues effecting sociology as a science, as an academic discipline, and as a profession. Frequent guest lecturers.
SOC 8031: Sociology ProSeminar
Credits: 3
The ProSeminar provides an introduction for first year graduate students to the discipline and profession of Sociology, as well as to the Sociology Department.
SOC 8040: Sociological Issues
Credits: 1
Studies contemporary issues effecting sociology as a science, as an academic discipline, and as a profession. Frequent guest lecturers.
SOC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
SOC 9010: Directed Reading
Credits: 1–12
Independent study with a faculty member. 
SOC 9510: Advanced Topics in Culture
Credits: 3
This course covers selected topics in the sociological study of culture.
SOC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SOC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.