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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 4401 - Senior Seminar

Credits: 4 hrs.

This course provides a forum for seniors to demonstrate substantive and methodological proficiency in Sociology prior to graduation. Having already learned a variety of recognized social research methods, been exposed to the major theoretical tracks, and examined a substantial body of social facts, students who take this course will integrate these elements into a single comprehensive package.   Specifically, students will use their skills to explore and explain patterns of human behavior relative to contemporary social issues, many of which are rooted in the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, culture, gender, age, politics, religion and other social forces. Major attention focuses on the ways that society commonly uses socially constructed differentiation(s) to organize itself and its institutions into systems of privilege and inequality. Substantive and research competence will be evaluated by weekly assignments and the development of a major paper/project suitable for submission to a professional meeting or publication. Prerequisites: SOC 2301 or SOC 2302, SOC 2326 or PSY 2326 or MAT 2326, SOC 3342, and SOC 3352

  Prerequisite(s): SOC/PSY/MAT 2326, SOC 3342, SOC 3352.