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California State University, Long Beach
Master's Program In Applied Sociology
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Courses

536. Sociology of Race, Racism, and Racial Relations (3) Prerequisites: SOC 656 and SOC 696 or consent of instructor.  Course applies sociological theories and principles to study race, ethnicity, inequality and racial/ethnic relations in the United States. Letter grade only (A-F).

540. Urban Sociology (3) Prerequisites: SOC 356 and SOC 357 or consent of instructor.  Course examines the processes involved in shaping urban policies in large metropolitan areas. It does this by identifying the key urban problems of our day, the dominant political alliances that run most cities, and the means by which residents, community-based organizations, and unions can influence in the policy making process. Letter grade only (A-F).

558. Sociology of Immigration.  (3) Prerequisites: SOC 656 and SOC 696,  or consent of instructor. Focuses on contemporary immigration to the United States. Examines causes and consequences of immigration; forces and events that propel migrants to move, and processes of adaptation and incorporation.  State and national level policies and debates will be addressed. Letter grade only (A-F).

560. Poverty and Public Policy. (3) Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.  Examines poverty in the United States and the role of social policies in creating, perpetuating, and ameliorating it. Provides an historical, theoretical, and comparative background, yet focuses on contemporary policies and issues within the United States. Letter grade only (A-F).

561. Applied Topics in Medical Sociology: Community, Culture and Health.(3) Prerequisites: SOC 426 and SOC 562, or consent of instructor. Examines how economic and socio-political forces shape community health outcomes, policies and programs. Surveys a range of theoretical and methodological frameworks used in community-based health research.  Applies knowledge by collecting, analyzing and reporting data on a community health topic.  Letter Grade only (A-F).

562. Global Health (3) Prerequisites: SOC 462 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.  Course examines cultural and social causes of illness and access to and practice of healthcare. Major themes include stress and coping, social epidemiology, political and cultural considerations affecting illness, sociological perspectives on the life course, and activism for improved community health. Letter grade only (A-F).

599./499. Directed Studies (1-3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. In exceptional cases, to a maximum of 6 units with department consent. Undergraduates completing over 3 units of SOC 499 may not enroll. Letter grade only (A-F).

656. Seminar in Sociological Theory (3) Prerequisites: SOC 35 and SOC 357 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Seminar focuses on major issues, problems, positions and theorists defining and organizing sociological theory historically and today. Course designed to encourage theoretical application, emphasizing current and relevance and applicability of sociological theory. Letter grade only (A-F).

670. Sociological Practice (3) Prerequisites: SOC 656 and 696, or their equivalents or consent of instructor. Introduction to theoretical, thematic, and practical components of sustainable community development. Topics include definitions of community, strategies of empowerment, challenges to community-based research, working in the community, and values and ethics in community-based research advocacy research. Letter Grade only (A-F).

690. Supervised Teaching Apprenticeship (3) Prerequisites: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, SOC 656, SOC 670 and SOC 696 or their equivalents, or consent of instructor. Seminar for teaching assistants designed to deal with problems and techniques of teaching sociology courses, pedagogical strategies, literature on teaching, course objectives, alternative teaching techniques, preparation of course syllabus, lectures, discussion, exams.

695. Internship (3) Prerequisites: Graduate standing, SOC 656 and SOC 670, or consent of instructor. Supervised field experience in public and private agencies providing experiential learning. Credit/No Credit grading only.

696. Methods in Applied Social Research (3) Prerequisites: SOC 250, SOC 260 and SOC 355 or their equivalents or consent of instructor Addresses the theory and practice of applied social research, exploring quantitative and qualitative research methods. Major themes include research design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research. (1-3) Prerequisites: Graduate Division Status and instructor consent.  Advanced research in applied sociology supervised on an individual basis.  May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (3) Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.  Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis for the master’s degree. Credit/No credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Credit/No Credit grading only.