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Upcoming Certificate Coursework

Courses during the coming semester that can be used to fulfill the requirements for the Certificate in Population Studies.

Fall 2020



SOCY627 Migration
Credits: 3

Examines theories of immigration and immigrant adaptation, empirical patterns of migration and immigration, the economic and social effects of immigration, as well as immigration policy issues.

0101 - Julie Park
Th 3:30pm - 6:00pm, ASY 2115


SOCY653 - Family Demography
Credits: 3

Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Demograpic perspective on family and household relationships; relationships among economic institutions, family structure, and the content of family life; research from contemporary U.S., historical and cross-cultural sources.

0101 - Philip Cohen
W 6:30pm - 9:00pm, ASY 1101


SOCY709D Advanced Special Topics in Data Analysis
Credits: 3

An intensive examination of an area of interest in data analysis, including such topics as log linear analysis; discriminant function analysis; canonical correlation; factor analysis; analysis of qualitative data; content analysis; mathematical models.

0101 Feinian Chen
W 3:30pm - 6:00pm ASY 1101



ECON616 Development Economics II
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: ECON615, ECON603, and ECON604; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.

Survey of a variety of models explaining how market failures may lead to poverty and underdevelopment, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of constraints faced by individuals in developing countries and the programs that attempt to alleviate those constraints. Topics include: agricultural and land markets, labor markets, human capital in developing countries, credit markets, and consumption smoothing and risk coping.

0101 - Jessica Goldberg
MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm, TYD 3100


ECON626 - Empirical Microeconomics

Prerequisite: ECON624. Restriction: Must be in Economics (Doctoral) program.

To provide students with the opportunity to use empirical techniques that are particularly valuable in the analysis of microeconomic data. Topics include panel data, nonlinear optimization, limited dependent variables, truncated, censored, selected samples, the analysis of natural experiments, and quantile regressions. This course will emphasize hands-on practical experience.

0101 - Guido Kuersteiner
F 2:00pm - 4:30pm, TYD 2111


ECON771 - Advanced Labor Economics: Theory and Evidence
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: ECON603 and ECON624; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.
Restriction: Must be in the Economics Doctoral program.

Modern analytical and quantitative labor economics. Labor supply decisions of individuals and households; human capital model and distribution of income. Demand for labor; marginal productivity theory, imperfect information and screening. Interaction of labor demand and supply; unemployment; relative and absolute wages; macroeconomic aspects of the labor market.

0101 - Sergio Urzua
MW 9:00am - 10:15am, TYD 2111



No certificate courses are being offered in this department during Fall 2020




EDMS655 - Introduction to Multilevel Modeling
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: EDMS651; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Introduction to multilevel models and methodology as strategies for modeling change and organizational effects.

0101 - Peter Steiner
W 4:15pm - 7:00pm, EDU 2119


Epidemiology and Biostatistics


EPIB622 - Social Determinants of Health
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL602; or EPIB610.

Overview of the major social variables that affect public health, including socioeconomic status, poverty, income distribution, race, social networks/support, community cohesion, psychological stress, gender, and work and neighborhood environment.

0101 - Sunmin Lee
Th 4:00pm - 6:45pm, SPH 0305


EPIB655 - Longitudinal Data Analysis
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: EPIB651

Statistical models for drawing scientific inferences from longitudinal data, longitudinal study design, repeated measures and random effects to account for experimental designs that involve correlated responses, handling of missing data.

0101 - Xin He
Tu 1:00pm - 3:45pm, SPH 0301


Family Science

No certificate courses are being offered in this department during Fall 2020


Geographical Sciences

No certificate courses are being offered in this department during Fall 2020


Health Services Administration

No certificate courses are being offered in this department during Fall 2020


Public Policy 

PLCY699D - Selected Topics Public Policy; Examining Social Identity & Pluralism in Public Policy
Credits: 3

Understanding how groups and individuals develop and coexist in society is an essential part of public policy. Using the classroom as a laboratory, students will explore identity development and how the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities shape perceptions that inform decision-making and policy development. From historical scholars to current day movement leaders, this course equips students with tools necessary to critically analyze pluralism, power, and identity; and the skills needed to shape meaningful and equitable public policy and working and civic environments for all

0101 - Patricia Bory, Nina Harris
W 1:30pm - 4:00pm, TLF 1126