SOCI 416: Internship in Sociology I

SOCI 416-K01: Internship in Sociology I
(Spring 2020)

Section Information for Spring 2020

Participants will work as a research assistant for the Editor-in-Chief on the 4-volume third edition of the Encyclopedia of Violence Peace, and Conflict. They will assist in the process of finding and securing authors for about 280 entries (6,000-10,000 words each) and doing background research and building a Zotero library on major sources and authors for many of the topics. Interns' names will be mentioned in the Encyclopedia as research assistants on the project. This project is consistent with the Departmental emphasis on Public Sociology.

The number of credits corresponds to the number of hours spent on the internship, including on-site hours. Each credit hour is equivalent to 45 hours of work. Hence, three credits are equivalent to 135 hours per semester of internship work. Students will meet the above objectives by reflecting on and writing about their internship experience, by staying in close communication with their supervisor and faculty advisor, and by developing, with their faculty advisor, an academic project/paper that links their internship experience to their Sociology course work.

For more information and permission to add the course, please see the attached syllabus and contact Lester Kurtz at lkurtz@gmu.edu. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Intended to provide students with hands-on experience in sociology and to deepen sociological knowledge. The internship experience links theory and practice. Students work in approved setting as applied sociologists. Notes: Minimum 45 hours of work for each credit required. A research paper or project is required for this course. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 85 credits (21 credits must be in sociology) of coursework. Enrollment in or completion of SOCI 313.
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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