SOC1220-01.Sociological Practice II.Sp16.Preves,Sharon
Sociological Practice II
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Goals: SOC 1220 is the second of a two-course sequence. Each course carries two credits. In this gateway seminar, students explore the discipline of sociology and engage in further discovery about what it means to employ a sociological perspective. The goal of this course is to help sociology majors successfully navigate their undergraduate education and prepare for advanced study in the field and/or their career. Ideally, students must take these courses in their sophomore year. Transfer students will complete the sequence during their first year at Hamline. Content: Students will review the core concepts (e.g., the sociological imagination), theories (e.g., structural functionalism), and methods (e.g., survey research) to which they were introduced in their introductory course. Students will learn how to formulate a research question, conduct a literature review, and consider how theory and methodology inform one’s work, whether theoretical or applied. In addition, students will conduct mini-methodology assignments, considering the appropriateness of method to question. Taught: Annually in spring term. Prerequisite: SOC 1210 with a grade of C- or better. Credits: 2
Preves, Sharon, "SOC1220-01.Sociological Practice II.Sp16.Preves,Sharon" (2016). Syllabi. 7130.