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Courses at the 400-level

JSTD 466: Seminar in Justice Studies

In this capstone course students refine and integrate their understanding of theory, research, and policy relating to crime and justice. Course readings, a grant proposal, examinations, and student presentations are required.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • POL 332
  • SOC 309
  • 12 additional credit hours of justice studies courses
JSTD 491-492: Directed Study

Students write and orally defend an honors thesis in consultation with a faculty advisor.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the justice studies honors program and consent of program director
SOC 400: Contemporary Sociological Theories

The development of sociological theory in its historical and social contexts since the early work of Parsons is explored. Also analyzed are contemporary schools of theory and representative theorists.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SOC 300
SOC 404: Research Methods II

Students develop skill in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of data and in the use of technology in the research process. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Any 200-level sociology course and any Gen. Ed. Mathematics course
  • or consent of department chair
  • POL 300 or SOC 302
SOC 460: Senior Seminar in Sociology

This is an integrating experience for the sociology major.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 18 credit hours of sociology courses, including SOC 400 and 404
SOC 490: Independent Study

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair
SOC 491: Directed Study

Students admitted to the honors program in sociology write and orally defend an honors thesis in an area selected by the student in consultation with an advisor. (Formerly SOC 491H-492H: Directed Study for Honors.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the sociology honors program and consent of department chair
SOC 492: Directed Study

Students admitted to the honors program in sociology write and orally defend an honors thesis in an area selected by the student in consultation with an advisor. (Formerly SOC 491H-492H: Directed Study for Honors.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the sociology honors program and consent of department chair

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