Richard G. Rogers, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and Institute of Behavioral Science Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on differences in early life and adult longevity by social relations, demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, health conditions, and health behaviors.
Demography, early life and adult mortality, social factors that affect life expectancy and longevity
SOCY 3002 - Population and Society
Examines population, its structure and processes, and its relationships to selected areas of the social structure. Examines Malthusian, neo-Malthusian, and Marxist perspectives.
SOCY 3052 - Medical Sociology
Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
Explores the role of medicine and medical systems in society. How does society shape health, how does health shape social position, and how do societies make sense of health and illness? Topics may include epidemiology, social demography of health, social stress, health behavior, experiences of illness and recovery, health care provision, and health care delivery systems.
SOCY 5031 - Research Design
Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
Principles and practice of social research, including the nature of scientific explanation, the relationship between theory and research, research design, measurement problems, sampling questionnaire construction, interviewing, ethnographic methods, and statistical analysis.
SOCY 6012 - Population Issues, Problems, and Policies
Presents contemporary perspectives on relations between population and society. Focuses on mortality, fertility, and migration, the major demographic areas, with reviews of specific demographic phenomena and controversies.