SOCI 501 - Senior Research Project

Students will design and conduct a library-based research project with supervision of a faculty member, bringing to bear the knowledge and theoretical perspectives accumulated during the prior years of study. Required for Sociology and Anthropology majors. (Prerequisite: 4th year status and any one of the following courses: SOCI-201, SOCI-301, SOCI-302, SOCI-303) Units 3 

SOCI 502 - Scholar's Thesis I

This is the first course of a two-semester Scholar's Thesis sequence in sociology or urban studies, in which students will conduct an original research project. In this first course, working with a thesis advisor, students will formulate a research question, conduct a literature review, prepare the research design, and begin data collection, following the conventions of the disciplines. (4th year status, 3.2 gpa, and permission of thesis advisor) Units 3

SOCI 503 - Scholar's Thesis II

This is the second course of a two-semester Scholar's Thesis sequence in sociology or urban studies, in which students will conduct an original research project. In this second course, working with a thesis advisor, students will finalize data collection, analyze the data, write and defend a thesis paper, following the conventions of the discipline. (SOCI-502 Scholar's Thesis I, 4th year status, 3.2 gpa, and permission of thesis advisor) Units 3 

SOCI 599 - Independent Study

The student explores in depth a topic of choice, under supervision of a faculty member. The student will typically meet weekly with the instructor to discuss the readings and will write paper(s) that synthesize and critique them, or the student may work with the faculty member on original research. (Requisite: permission of the instructor) Units 1-12