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Jennifer Lynn Bair

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
Randall 221
130 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Doctoral Dissertation Research for Elissa Zeno: Anticipating Infertility: The Emergence of a Medical Market for Fertility Preservation
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
April 01, 2019 – March 31, 2022
SOC 2220: Social Problems
Credits: 3
Analyzes the causes and consequences of current social problems in the United States: race and ethnic relations, poverty, crime and delinquency, the environment, drugs, and problems of educational institutions.
SOC 2320: Gender and Society
Credits: 3
Gender and Society
SOC 4970: Special Studies in Sociology
Credits: 1–12
An independent study project conducted by students under the supervision of an instructor of their choice. Prerequisite: Fourth-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in sociology (or overall GPA of 3.2 for non-majors) and instructor permission.
SOC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Independent research, under the supervision of a DM faculty adviser, for the DMP thesis. Prerequisites: SOC 3120 and Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program in Sociology.
SOC 4981: Distinguished Majors Thesis Writing
Credits: 3
Writing of the DMP thesis under the supervision of a DM faculty adviser. Prerequisite: SOC 4980
SOC 7470: Sociology of Development
Credits: 3
This Graduate level course provides a survey to the subfield of the sociology of development. We will focus on how sociologists seek to explain broad patterns of sociocultural change and economic growth, with particular attention to how the key explanator factors privileged in sociological explanations of development and underdevelopment have changed over time. We will review a range of contending theoretical perspectives and approaches.
SOC 7980: Graduate Research Workshop
Credits: 3
This class is designed to help graduate students write professional, sociological articles. Students will come in with (at a minimum) a solid literature review plus data collected and analyzed, and leave with a submission-ready manuscript. We will discuss each article section, present and critique work, consider audience, sharpen arguments and improve writing. Required of 3rd year students; open to others later in the program.
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.
RELS 8960: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Research on problems leading to a master's thesis.
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 9550: Advanced Topics in Development and Globalization
Credits: 3
This course covers selected topics in sociology of development and globalization.
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.