Graduate Course Descriptions

The LSU General Catalog serves as both the undergraduate and the graduate catalog of LSU. Regulations and degree requirements pertaining only to graduate students are found in the section “Graduate School • Professional Programs.” Detailed descriptions of all degree programs offered through the Graduate School may be found in the Graduate Bulletin, available on request from the Graduate School, 114 David Boyd Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Below you can see a list of graduate courses offered by the Department of Sociology.  


7121 Seminar: Classical Sociological Theory (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. Historical survey of sociology with primary emphasis on European (Marx, Weber, and Durkheim) and early American (Mead and Park) sociologists.

 

7131 Seminar: Contemporary Sociological Theory (3) 
Prereq.: SOCL 7121 or equivalent. Current theoretical arguments in sociology.

 

7201 Research Methods in Sociology (3) 
Prereq.: SOCL 2201 or equivalent. Introduction to inferential methods in sociological research; emphasis on interpretation and current research.

 

7203 Advanced Research Methods in Social Science (3) 
Prereq.: SOCL 7201 or equivalent. Also offered as POLI 7963. Survey of advanced methodology in the social sciences; emphasis on general linear model and causal models.

 

7211 Seminar: Methods of Social Investigation (3) 
Prereq.: EXST 7003 or equivalent. Research methods in the social sciences; interplay of theory and methods of research; formulation of research problems and design; measurement and scaling; sampling; ethics in research; and critiques of social science research.

 

7213 Specialized Topics in Social Science Methods (2-3) 
Prereq.: SOCL 7203 or POLI 7963 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Also offered as POLI 7964. Recent topics have included:

Event History Analysis
Video Ethnography
Demography Techniques and Data Management
Categorical Data Analysis
Ethnography

 

7351 Seminar: Topics in Rural Sociology (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in rural sociology.

 

7391 Seminar: Topics in Social Organization (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social organization. Recent topics have included:

Poverty
Stratification

 

7491 Seminar: Topics in Social Institutions (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social institutions. Recent topics have included:

Race
Sociology of Health & Illness
Education and Inequality
Religion
The Family

 

7591 Seminar: Topics in Social Issues (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social issues. Recent topics have included:

Community
Policing and Race
Gender and Sexuality
Ecology of Crime
Sociology of Disaster
Criminology
Gender and Crime

 

7691 Seminar: Topics in Social Interaction (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in social interaction. Recent topics have included:

Social Interaction
Social Networks and Social Capital

 

7791 Seminar: Topics in Population and Ecology (3) 
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit if topics vary. Specialized areas in population and ecology.

 

7901, 7902 Independent Reading and Research (3,3) 
Prereq.: successful completion of at least one year of graduate work.

 

7903 Proseminar in Sociology (1) 
Required twice of both master's and Ph.D. candidates. Pass-fail grading. Contemporary research and critical issues in sociology.

 

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) 
“S”/“U” grading.

 

8900 Research in Sociology (1-6) 
Open only to students engaged in a specific, organized research project under faculty supervision. Student must be engaged in design and implementation of research and analysis and interpretation of data.

 

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) 
“S”/“U” grading.