Sociology (SOCIOLOGY)

SOCIOLOGY 206  Corporate Influences on Health & Health Care  (2-3 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Stella A BialousStella A Bialous also teaches: NURSING 253, SOCIOLOGY 235

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Fieldwork, Discussion

Course examines the positive and negative contributions of corporate entities to health, health care and health policy within the US and globally, focusing on developing critical thinking and policy analysis skills related to system-level structural-economic factors that influence health. Includes content from research and theoretical literature related to corporate personhood, rights, responsibilities and accountability and its application to health policy and ethics discourse.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 207  Sociology of Health & Medicine  (5 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Janet K Shim

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Doctoral students in any field; other students with instructor approval only.

Activities: Seminar, Project, Discussion

Course introduces the student to classical perspectives in medical sociology and development of a critical perspective in the field to serve as a foundation for independent and advanced study in medical sociology.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 208  Constructionist & Interactionist Persp. on Health & Illness  (5 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Stacy TorresStacy Torres also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 260, SOCIOLOGY 212C

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Doctoral students in any field; other students with instructor approval only.

Activities: Seminar, Project, Discussion

This course examines the relationship of social class, ethnic identification, group membership, family structure, occupation, and lifestyle to health and illness, and therapeutic interaction of lay persons and health professionals.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 210  Proseminar in Health Policy  (1 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Susan A ChapmanSusan A Chapman also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 246, NURSING 261, Elizabeth Halifax

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none

Activities: Seminar

Seminar to extend knowledge of the varied scope of health policy research and analysis. The focus will be on specific policy research, analysis and implementation strategies.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

SOCIOLOGY 212A  Sociological Theory: Classical  (5 Units)  Fall  

Prerequisite(s): Doctoral students only.

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Discussion

Course examines and evaluates classical and recent contributions to sociological theory. The main objective is the generation of a critical capacity with respect to received theory in both its formal and substantive varieties.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 212B  Sociological Theory: Contemporary  (5 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Kristen S HarknettKristen S Harknett also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 289A, SOCIOLOGY 215

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: must be a doctoral student

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Discussion

Course examines and evaluates contemporary contributions to sociological theory. The main objective is the generation of a critical capacity with respect to received theory in both its formal and substantive varieties.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 212C  Sociological Theory: Symbolic Interactionism  (5 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Stacy TorresStacy Torres also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 208, SOCIOLOGY 260

Prerequisite(s): S212AB or permission of instructor.

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Discussion

Course consists of readings and discussions on interactionist theory in sociology, with emphasis on the origins and development of the Chicago School of Sociology, as well as an examination of the link between philosophy of pragmatism and interactionism.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 215  Dissertation Proposal Seminar  (1 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Kristen S HarknettKristen S Harknett also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 212B, SOCIOLOGY 289A

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: Sociology students who are finishing/finished with their coursework and are in the process of writing their dissertation proposals

Activities: Seminar

This course provides a positive and interactive forum where students writing their dissertation proposals can meet to discuss their proposals, their progress, and any challenges they may experience along the way. Meetings are student centered and focus on skills helpful in completing the dissertation proposal in a timely manner.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 221  Qualifying Examination  (1-8 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Completion of preliminary examinations.

Restrictions: 3rd year and beyond Sociology Students

Activities: Independent Study

Course will offer preparation for the specialty area qualifying examination and/or prepare the student to successfully advance to candidacy status.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

SOCIOLOGY 223  Perspectives on Public Policy  (3 Units)  Spring  

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Project, Discussion

Course offers systematic overview of health policy in American government, its scope, dynamics, and conceptual and practical dilemmas. Students will become acquainted with major issues involved in formulating, financing, implementing, and assessing patterns of decision (i.e., policy) established by government.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 235  Tobacco Control Policy Issues  (1-3 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Stella A BialousStella A Bialous also teaches: NURSING 253, SOCIOLOGY 206, Patricia A Mcdaniel

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project

Focuses on developing students’ understanding of key issues in and evolution of tobacco control policies in the US and globally. Lectures and readings in the history of tobacco control, policies to address tobacco use and addiction. Prepares students to engage in weekly discussions and prepare case studies of tobacco control policies. Will help students draw lessons from tobacco control policy development and implementation that are applicable to other health policy arenas.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 236  Race/Class Factors in Health Care Delivery  (3 Units)  Fall  

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: none

Activities: Seminar, Discussion

Course examines racial and class membership impact on access to health care services, variations in the quality of those services, and how professional and subprofessional roles in the health care system are organized along racial and class lines.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 237  Proposal Preparation Seminar  (1 Units)  Winter  

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: This course is for Sociology students who are currently in their first year, and who will be pursuing the S285 qualitative methods course in their second year

Activities: Lecture

This course provides a positive and reflexive forum where students pursuing the S285 qualitative methods course can meet to discuss their proposals, progress and challenges. Meetings are student-centered and focus on skills helpful in developing a successful pilot project proposal and preparing for the qualitative research ethics course. This seminar will facilitate a supportive and informative environment for student-to-student discussion.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 246  Communications & Policy Leadership  (3 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Susan A ChapmanSusan A Chapman also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 210, NURSING 261

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture

Course focuses on developing students' skills in various types of policy-relevant communications and leadership across different policy and public health venues.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 248  Group Independent Study  (1-4 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Independent Study, Discussion

Groups of two or more students select special problems to investigate on a collaborative basis. These studies may be conducted through readings, the collection or analysis of empirical data, or the development of conceptual analysis or of methodologies.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 249  Individual Independent Study  (1-4 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Consent of instructor.

Activities: Independent Study, Discussion

Students select special problems to investigate on an individual or collaborative basis. These studies may be conducted through readings, the collection or analysis of empirical data, or the development of conceptual analysis or of methodologies.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 260  Policy and Politics of Health  (5 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Stacy TorresStacy Torres also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 208, SOCIOLOGY 212C

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none

Activities: Seminar, Project, Discussion

Course examines health care policy and politics in terms of historical and contemporary issues related to access, quality, and cost. Organizational, financing, and labor market issues are included, along with strategies for social change.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 272  Dissertation Writing Seminar  (1-2 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Erin M McCauley

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: PhD Students

Activities: Seminar, Workshop

Course addresses logic of research design and execution for students. Clarification of research question, delineation of work plan, and orientation to relevant theoretical literature or empirical data available.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 284  Health Care Economics  (4 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Wendy Max

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none

Activities: Seminar, Project

Course examines basic economic theory as applied to the health care sector. This will include the structure of health care service and labor markets and the analysis of critical economic and cost issues relevant to public policy.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 285A  Qualitative Methods I  (5 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Howard L PinderhughesHoward L Pinderhughes also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 223, SOCIOLOGY 236, SOCIOLOGY 212A, SOCIOLOGY 285B, SOCIOLOGY 237, Monica R McLemoreMonica R McLemore also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 285B

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Second-year doctoral students.

Activities: Seminar, Fieldwork, Discussion

Course reviews many of the types of qualitative research methods, emphasizing assumptions, approaches. Focus on design, entree, ethics, data-gathering techniques (interviewing, observing), data recording and management. Introduction to data analysis. 2-part course, concluding with 285B. Cross-listed with NURSING 285A

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), In Progress (IP, SP/UP) grading allowed
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 285B  Qualitative Methods II  (5 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Howard L PinderhughesHoward L Pinderhughes also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 223, SOCIOLOGY 236, SOCIOLOGY 212A, SOCIOLOGY 285A, SOCIOLOGY 237, Monica R McLemoreMonica R McLemore also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 285A

Prerequisite(s): S285A

Restrictions: Second-year doctoral students.

Activities: Seminar, Fieldwork, Discussion

Course compares and contrasts modes of qualitative analysis. Examines issues in establishing plausibility, credibility, adequacy. Intensive data analysis and examination of the problems of presentation of findings with focus on questions of authority and preparation of text. 2-part course, beginning with SOCIOLOGY 285A. Cross-listed with NURSING 285B.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 289A  Advanced Quantitative Research Methods I  (4 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Kristen S HarknettKristen S Harknett also teaches: SOCIOLOGY 212B, SOCIOLOGY 215

Prerequisite(s): N209 and N212 or equivalent, B187

Restrictions: Doctoral students only.

Activities: Lecture

Course addresses theoretical basis of advanced quantitative methods. Fundamental issues of causality and design issues pertinent to causality are addressed using randomized clinical trials and models for experimental designs. Methods of sampling and issues in data collection and measurement are explored.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 289B  Advanced Quantitative Research Methods II  (5 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Ulrike MuenchUlrike Muench also teaches: NURSING 233A, NURSING 233B

Prerequisite(s): S289A and Doctoral students only.

Restrictions: S289A and Doctoral students only.

Activities: Lecture, Lab skills

The second course in a two-quarter series provides a pratical understanding of the statistical procedures including logistic regression, repeated measures, survival analysis, latent variables and structural equation modeling, and cost effectiveness analysis. Attention is given to how and when to use each, how to diagnose and adjust to violations of the functional form and other assumptions of these procedures, and how to interpret computer output.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

SOCIOLOGY 299  Dissertation  (0 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Advancement to candidacy and permission of the graduate adviser.

Restrictions: Students must be ATC to enroll

For graduate students engaged in writing the dissertation for the PhD degree.

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  • School: Nursing
  • Department: Social And Behavioral Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No