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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. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 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.


Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required in some weeks. Forums are found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial posts must demonstrate comprehension of the course materials, the ability to apply that knowledge in the real world. Learners will engage with the instructor and peers throughout the learning week. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. To motivate engaged discussion, posts are expected to be on time with regular interaction throughout the week. All posts should demonstrate college level writing skills. To promote vibrant discussion as we would in a face to face classroom, formatted citations and references are not required. Quotes should not be used at all, or used sparingly. If you quote a source quotation marks should be used and an APA formatted citation and reference provided. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

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

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 12.50 %
Assignment 1 10.00 %
Assignment 1: Final Project Proposal 10.00 %
Assignment 2 20.00 %
Assignment 2: Career Goal and Career Services Inventory 20.00 %
Assignment 3 40.00 %
Assignment 3: Final Project 40.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
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Publication Info:

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.