Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
130 Hospital DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Introduces the major theoretical issues and traditions in sociology, especially as developed in the writings of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. Sociology majors are expected to take this course in their third year.
The course explores the role of emotions in social interaction as well as how societies and cultures shape emotional expression. The objective is to decode the subtle rules of emotional display implicit in many social interactions and excavate the cultural meanings of particular emotions such as love, sympathy, shame, boredom, and sadness. Readings include theoretical and empirical work from sociologists, anthropologists,and social psychologists.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of sociology.
This course considers various ethical aspects of society in such areas as race, family, work, the economy, and memory. It focuses on sociological approaches to ethical and moral questions in modern society, drawing on empirical examples and case studies. Prerequisite: six credits of Sociology or permission of instructor
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.
Writing of the DMP thesis under the supervision of a DM faculty adviser. Prerequisite: SOC 4980
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.
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
This course covers selected topics in economic sociology and sociology of organizations.