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Senior Research Project


SOC 2091: Social Science Research (3 cr.) 

This course offers an overview of social science research methods  that help students prepare a proposal for senior social research. This proposal serves as a basis for the thesis written in the Advanced Research Seminar. The following are included in the proposal:  overall description of the project, a thesis statement, a review of the literature, a preliminary statement of the general research question and research methods that will be used, and a tentative bibliography. (Spring)

SOC 3091: Advanced Research Seminar (3 cr.) 

Students write a senior thesis, in consultation with department faculty, in an area of student interest.  A research proposal, written in SOC 2991, must be approved before the student may enroll in SOC 3091.  Students may choose to work in conjunction with ongoing faculty research or in off-campus projects, depending on available opportunities. (Fall)