Graduation with Honors
Sociology Honors Seminar (SOC 1002) is the first of a two semester sequence (SOC 1903, taken in the Spring semester, is the second) designed to facilitate students’ independent research toward the completion of an honors thesis, a requirement for graduating with honors. The seminar affords students the opportunity to utilize the skills they have acquired as sociology majors, apply their sociological imaginations, dive deep into a topic that is important to them, and produce a work of original scholarly research. Each student will formulate a research problem, identify a faculty member who will serve as their advisor, design a research strategy, locate an appropriate research setting, and begin collecting data. By the end of the Fall semester, students will be well positioned to continue the remaining work on their theses in the Spring semester under Directed Research (SOC 1903) with their thesis advisors.
For more information about the Honors Program, contact the Sociology Department's undergraduate advisor, Nancy Fultz.