Courses
Spring 2016

MAS 374/ AFR 374D: Community Research and Analysis
This experiential learning course is a formal introduction to quantitative methodology and statistical analysis for Latino and Black serving professionals pursuing private, nonprofit, and public sector careers in community and/or organizational leadership. Students will learn techniques for collecting (or finding), preparing, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative data as we collectively (as a class) undertake a quantitative research study for a Texas-based organization or community agency. Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning, Cultural Diversity, or Independent Inquiry flag.


AFR 380P: Quantitative Literacy In Black Studies
The primary goal of this graduate course is to increase students’ statistical literacy by teaching the foundations of quantitative analysis, including the strengths and weaknesses of various techniques, as well as the knowledge of when to apply them. Students will also learn how to interpret and communicate findings to various audiences. A number of issues will be addressed, including science and causality, quantitative measurement, and research design. This course will also cover descriptive statistics, statistical inference, group comparisons, correlation, and regression. Students will learn basic data management and analysis techniques using the software program SPSS. Lessons and assignments will focus on real-world applications of statistics.


Fall 2015

AFR 317D/ SDS310T: Numbering Race
In this course, students learn about quantitative methodology and statistics through the lens of race and have the opportunity to examine, analyze, and critique real-world data, quantitative research, and public discourse concerning race in America. Some empirical and quantitative skills students learn include (1) conceptualization and operationalization in quantitative measurement, (2) the calculation and interpretation of descriptive statistics and statistical relationships, (3) the application of statistical techniques to understand social phenomenon, and (4) techniques for presenting results from quantitative analysis. Meets Core Mathematics requirement. Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning or Cultural Diversity flags.


AFR 321L/ SOC 321L: Sociology of Education
The goal of this course is to ask some fundamental questions about the relationship between education and society. Together, we will explore the structure, practices, content, and outcomes of schooling, as well as the linkages between schools and social stratification. In this course, students will begin to understand schools as societal institutions that influence and are influenced by other societal groups, as well as the intersection between schools, family, and community.


Previous Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology 

Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Introduction to Social Research

Research Methods in Sociology 

Analytical Problem Solving

Graduate Social Statistics I

Graduate Social Statistics II