SOCI 481: RS: Honors Seminar in Sociology II

SOCI 481-001: RS: Honors Seminar in Soc II
(Spring 2023)

Section Information for Spring 2023

This class is the second course in the Honors Seminar and will introduce the practicalities of conducting original sociological research. Students will collect, analyze, and write-up research data to answer questions about the social world. This class will emphasize a learning-by-doing approach to prepare students to conduct research. Because so much of your experience of this course will be shaped by your research question, how much you learn will depend on you even more than it does in other classes in which the content or topic is provided. This course is designated as an RS level course and its development is being supported by OSCAR, Mason’s Students as Scholars Program ( This means that you will be doing original sociological research. You will design and conduct your own research project to answer your own research questions and will share the results of your research with the Sociology faculty.

SOCI 481 001 enrollment is controlled. Contact the department for approval to register.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Pursue independent research and write honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Present work in a colloquium at the end of the semester. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: Successful completion of SOCI 480.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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