Fall 2007 Syllabi


Professor Course Number Course Name
Cadge SOC 1a Order and Change in Society PDF
Staff SOC 105a Feminist Critiques of Sexuality and Work in America PDF
Sirianni SOC 111a Political Sociology PDF
Fodor SOC 117a Sociology of Work PDF
Fellman SOC 119a War and Possibilities of Peace PDF
Ross SOC 123b Crisis of the Welfare State PDF
Miller SOC 146a Mass Communication Theory PDF
Miller SOC 152b Suburbia: Refuge, Fortress, or Prison PDF
Fellman SOC 153a The Sociology of Empowerment PDF
Hayim SOC 164a Existential Sociology PDF
Sirianni SOC 175b Civic Environmentalism PDF
Shostak SOC 189a Sociology of Body and Health PDF
Conrad SOC 191a Health, Community, and Society PDF
Hayim SOC 200a Contemporary Social Theory PDF
Conrad SOC 208a Social Problems Theory and Research PDF
Shostak SOC 240a Approaches to Sociological Research PDF
Reinharz USEM 50a Jews, Gender and Art: Ancient Routes to Contemporary America PDF
Cage USEM 78a Religion, Health, and Healing in America PDF
Hansen WMST 198a Women's Studies Research Seminar PDF


Books for Courses

Sociology 1a Order and Change in Society
Cadge, Wendy

  1. Mitchell Duneier, Sidewalk (Farrar-Straus-Giroux, 2001) ISBN:9873831
  2. Susan Ferguson, Mapping the Social Landscape (McGraw Hil, 4th Ed.) ISBN:9780072878998
  3. Arlie Russel Hochschild, The Second Shift (Avon Books, 1989) ISBN:0142002925
  4. Evan Willis, The Sociological Quest (Rutgers University Press, 1996) ISBN:0813523672

Sociology 105a Feminist Critiques of Sexuality and Work in America
Fodor, Eva

  1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland (Bibliobazaar) ISBN:9781426444715
  2. Ellen Lewin, Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture (Cornell University Press, 1993) ISBN:9780801480997
  3. Kay Timberger, The Single New Woman (Beacon Press, 2006) ISBN:9780807065235
  4. Margarette Sandelowski, With Child in Mind: Studies of the Encounter with Infertility (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993) ISBN:9780812214154
  5. Arlie Hochschild, The Second Shift (Penguin) ISBN:9780142002926
  6. Kristin Luker, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (University of California Press, 1985) ISBN:9780520055971

Sociology 117a Sociology of Work
Fodor, Eva

  1. Amy S. Wharton, Working in America: Continuity, Conflict and Change 3rd Ed. (Mayfield Publishing Company, 2006) ISBN:9780073528014
  2. Ruth Milkman, Farewell to the Factory: Auto Workers in the Late 20th Century (UC Press, 1997) ISBN:9780520206786
  3. Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Metropolitan/Owl Books, 2001) ISBN:9780805063899
  4. Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (Owl Book, 1997) ISBN:9780805066432
  5. Christine Williams, Still a Man's World: Men Who Do Women's Work (UC Press, 1995) ISBN:9780520087873
  6. Jeniffer Pierce, Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms (UC Press, 1996) ISBN:9780520201088

Sociology 189a Sociology of Body and Health
Shostak, Sara

  1. Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls (Vintage Books, 1997) ISBN:0679735291
  2. Greg Critser, Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Houghton Mifflin, 2003) ISBN:0618380604
  3. Debra Gimlin, Body Work: Beauty and Self-Image in American Culture (University of California Press, 2002) ISBN:9780520228566
  4. Nora Ellen Groce, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard(Harvard University Press, 2005) ISBN:9780674270411
  5. Susan Martha Kahn, Reproducing Jews: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception in Israel (Duke University Press, 2000) ISBN:9780822325997
  6. Sharon Preves, Intersex & Identity: The Contested Self (Rutgers University Press, 2003) ISBN:9780813532295

Sociology 191a Health, Community, and Society
Conrad, Peter

  1. Peter Conrad, The Sociology of Health & Illness: Critical perspectives 7th ed.(Worth Publishers, ) ISBN:0716709988
  2. Rene Dubas, Mirage of Health (Rutgers University Press, ) ISBN:0813512603
  3. Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ) ISBN:0374525641
  4. Eric Klinenberg, Heatwave: A social autopsy of disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, ) ISBN:0226443221
  5. Robert Klitzman, Being Positive: The livers of men & women with HIV(Ivan B. Dee Publisher, ) ISBN:1566631645
  6. Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor & AIDS and Its Metaphors (Picador USA, ) ISBN:0312420137
  7. Sylvia Nolde Tesh, Hidden Arguments: Political ideology and disease prevention policy (Rutgers University Press, ) ISBN:0813513154

Sociology 240a Approaches to Sociological Research
Shostak, Sara


There are no required books for SOC 240A. The following selections are all recommended reading:

  1. Andrew Abbott, Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences (W. W. Norton and Company, 2004) ISBN:0393978141
  2. Howard S. Becker, Writing for Social Scientists (University of Chicago Press, 1986) ISBN:0226041085
  3. Howard S. Becker, Tricks of the Trade: How to think About Your Research While You're Doing It (University of Chicago Press, 1998) ISBN:0226041247
  4. Charles C. Ragin, Howard S. Becker, What is a case?: Exploring the Foundations of Social Inquiry(Cambridge University Press, 1992) ISBN:0521421888
  5. Charles C. Ragin, The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies (University of California Press, 1989) ISBN:0520066189