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SOCI498 - Senior Seminar in Sociology

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI498 Course ID: 3709 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The focus of this course is to review the major issues within the field of sociology and their relationship to current events. Theoretical and applied perspectives will be discussed, culminating in the students’ completion of a major sociological research paper/project that synthesizes the body of acquired knowledge.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:

CO1: Recognize key contemporary issues facing individuals and groups in contemporary society.
CO2: Identify discipline-related research and published literature.
CO3: Apply sociological knowledge to a current social problem.
CO4: Explain the different subfields of sociology.
CO5: Identify the main professional sociological associations.
CO6: Identify sociology-related careers and career resources.

Forums:

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required. Forums are scheduled weekly and found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

Assignments:

This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Intro Forum 1.20 %
Wk 1 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 2 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 3 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 4 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 5 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 6 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 7 Forum 2.40 %
Wk 8 Forum 12.00 %
Assignment 1 10.00 %
Assignment 1: Final Project Proposal 10.00 %
Assignment 2 20.00 %
Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography 20.00 %
Assignment 3 40.00 %
Assignment 3: Final Project 40.00 %

No textbook required. Extensive reading and synthesis of scholarly and professional resources is required for this capstone course. Book review assignment will require selection of one sociology book from the list that can be found under Assignments and Lessons.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.