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SOC 4900  SENIOR THESIS (4 credits)

This is a capstone research and writing course designed for Sociology majors who are in their senior year. The major purpose of the course is to produce an original thesis of 20-25 pages, which will be developed through a series of assignments. Students will choose their own thesis topics with the purpose of reflecting on and synthesizing knowledge about sociological concepts, theories, and research methods. This course meets the University requirement of a third writing course.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 1010, 2120, 2130, 2134, 3510, 3514, Sociology major, and senior standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: Writing in the Discipline Single Course

Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology are the broadest of the social sciences. Sociology is the scientific study of human relationships. Sociologists seek to understand the ways that often unseen social forces shape our lives. Anthropology is the holistic study of human biology and culture across time and place. Anthropologists typically work within one of four sub-disciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology.