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Rae L. Blumberg

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
Randall 102
130 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
SOC 2052: Sociology of the Family
Credits: 3
Comparison of family organizations in relation to other social institutions in various societies; an introduction to the theory of kinship and marriage systems.
SOC 2320: Gender and Society
Credits: 3
Gender and Society
SOC 3470: Sociology of Development
Credits: 3
This study of the development of human societies explores the five major 'techo-economic bases' that have characterized our species' history (hunting-gathering, horticultural, agrarian, industrial and information/biotech) and examines how contemporary macrolevel trends affect our lives at the microlevel.
SOC 3559: New Course in Sociology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of sociology.
SOC 4350: Comparative Gender Stratification
Credits: 3
Examines gender stratification - the relative level of equality of men and women in a given group - in comparative and cross-historical perspective. Several theories are presented to explain the variations, from gender-egalitarian to highly patriarchal groups. Prerequisite: Six credits of Sociology or instructor permission.
WGS 4350: Comparative Gender Stratification
Credits: 3
Examines gender stratification - the relative level of equality of men and women in a given group - in comparative and cross-historical perspective. Several theories are presented to explain the variations, from gender-egalitarian to highly patriarchal groups. (IR) Prerequisites: WGS or SOC course
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 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.