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Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificates

Graduate students in sociology may complement their courses by enrolling in the following concentrations:

The primary goal of the Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Survey Research Methodology is to provide graduate students with the opportunity for systematic, integrated study of issues relevant to the conduct of professional survey research.

There is a minimum of 14 semester hours of course work, of which at least 7 must be from among the core courses in the concentration (CHSC 447, CHSC 577, BSTT 440, PA 588, PA 579, and STAT 431).

The remaining hours must come from survey research methodology elective courses, independent study decided in consultation with the advisor, or alternative courses approved by the advisor and the director(s).

The Gender and Women’s Studies concentration entails a completion of a minimum of 16 credit hours (typically four semester-long courses) which includes Feminist Theories (GWS 501) and Research Approaches in Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS 502). For graduate students in sociology, the other 8 credit hours can be met by Sociology of Gender and graduate seminar in gender (SOC 520/ 540).

Courses for a concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies include a core seminar (LALS 501), plus 3 electives for a total of 16 units beyond or combined with graduate program degree requirements. No more than 8 hours [2 semester long courses] can be taken in the student’s home graduate unit.

In order to receive a certificate in Women’s Health, graduate students in sociology need to complete 4 courses (12 credit hours) and 6 course hours outside of the sociology department.

The first of 3 core courses is the introduction to Women’s Health, taught in the College of Nursing. The other two core courses are a Women’s Health Specific Issues course and a theory or methods course.

The Violence Studies concentration will provide students with a holistic view of the problem of violence in society and deepen their knowledge and skill set to address it.

There is a minimum of 11 semester hours of coursework (usually four semester-long courses) including two foundation courses and two supplementary courses.