As a result, the department has a longstanding practice of encouraging students to take graduate or post-graduate level courses at other institutions prior to the start of their senior year, in particular at ann arbor's icpsr summer institute, to consult with scholars at other institutions, and to produce the results of their thesis at. You are here undergraduate module outlines senior sophister sociology/ social policy dissertation so4200 sociology/social policy dissertation (15 ects credits) lecturer(s): dr pablo gracia module content/outline: the dissertation is available to single honours majors in sociology, final year tsm majors and. Completing a senior thesis is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for students who are highly motivated to research a particular topic to be eligible to complete a year-long senior thesis for department of sociology credit, one must meet the following criteria: be a rising senior with the intent of being a registered student. The honors program in sociology consists of advanced independent study under the direction of a faculty supervisor, culminating in the completion and presentation to the department of an honors thesis a major who successfully completes an honors thesis in sociology will also satisfy the culminating experience in the. What is a senior honors thesis a senior thesis in science, technology and society is a substantial independent research project completed over the course of a year, from january to december theses are analytical essays that range from 12,500-20,000 words (50-80 pages, not including bibliography) that engage in a.
Senior thesis while all students on the sociology honors track are required to complete a senior thesis, every sociology student is encouraged to write one for many students, the first step, coming up with a topic, proves to be the most difficult and even keeps some students from taking on a thesis the sociology faculty at. What is a senior honors thesis in hsoc a senior thesis in health & societies is a substantial independent research project completed over the course of a year, from january to december it is an analytical essay of 12,500-20,000 words (50- 80 pages, not including bibliography) that engages in a scholarly discussion with. Department of sociology honors criteria how to graduate with honors: earn a gpa of 35 in the major, 325 overall complete an honors thesis class of 2019: in order to be considered for graduation with honors, you must submit an application to hsh 314 detailing your thesis proposal no later than march 30, 2018.
Although this introduction covers the main requirements for independent work in sociology, the sociology department also provides students with a comprehensive guide to writing both the jp and the senior thesis this handbook, writing sociology, is available through the department and used in conjunction with the junior. Students graduate with honors in sociology after the successful completion and defense of an honors thesis a thesis is a piece of original research and writing on a topic chosen by the student and agreed upon by his or her thesis adviser students typically enter the honors program in the fall semester of their senior year,. Honors also requires a senior thesis, with a recommendation of honors by the advisor and reader, that demonstrates an understanding of empirical research the thesis will be directed by a faculty member in sociology a second reader will be chosen by the thesis director and the student students writing a thesis will enroll.
Writing an honors thesis offers students the opportunity to execute a substantial independent research project and to be considered for a bachelor's degree with honors by the department of sociology the following guidelines have been established to govern the process of applying for honors and its assessment by the. Information about honors thesis from the department of sociology at the university of utah.
During senior year, seniors will have the option of doing a one-semester thesis in the fall, a one-semester thesis in the spring, or a two-semester thesis (one grade for the year) to become eligible to write a senior thesis, a student must have a minimum 30 gpa in sociology (this will also be the minimum gpa for a student to. Thesis option: the two-semester senior thesis involves original sociological research and analysis on a topic of the student's choice, in consultation with an advisor this option is intended for majors who want the opportunity to explore a sociological subfield in depth and conduct independent primary research as their. A senior thesis is one option for the sociology major's 400-level course or capstone requirement this page answers some common questions about the thesis process. The college honors program offers exceptional students the opportunity to do independent research, write a thesis, and graduate with honors for many who complete the program, it is one of the highlights of their careers as undergraduates, a learning experience that adds significantly to their research skills.
Departmental honors under the guidance of an a&s faculty member, an a&s major writes a thesis based on an approved project in a specialized field of anthropology or sociology timetable for pursuit of honors junior year spring semester (typically in march, before registration for fall courses): students interested in. Sociology emma bowman, closeness in college: why some students make friends (and others don't) ian carradine, college students and internet usage: the transition into the virtual age eli davidow, songs that never die: the intersection of death and consecration in rock 'n' roll.
Students on academic probation are not eligible to write a senior thesis a senior thesis is an honors-level option for the comprehensive requirement in the major students should be doing well in their sociology courses submit a thesis proposal to the preferred faculty thesis sponsor for approval. Senior theses planning and initiating a senior thesis any senior major in the department may elect to do a senior thesis the interested student should consult with his or her major advisor and/or the department chair concerning possible topics and faculty expertise in the department it is then up to the student to contact. A guide to writing a senior thesis in sociology | page 1 time management and sample timeline one of the most difficult parts of conducting original research is scheduling your time too many people leave the writing to the last minute, leave no time for revi- sions, and consequently produce a thesis that falls well below.
Congratulations as you begin to read this handbook, you are initiating the process of conducting original research worthy of fulfilling the university's independent research requirements for sociology, a senior thesis for seniors together with the mentorship of your faculty advisor, this handbook will help you think through the. All students majoring within the department of sociology at whitman college are required to write a senior thesis during the last spring semester in which they are in residence at the college, and to defend this thesis before a committee composed of faculty members of the college this isn't as scary as it sounds after all, all. Towards the end of my junior year of college, i made a choice that you are either currently facing or have already decided on: to write a thesis, or not i chose to write an honors thesis in the sociology department for a number of reasons: 1) i had a cool topic idea, 2) i wanted to dip my toes in the waters of original research,.