This couse is an advanced seminar that aims to connect sociological reasoning with practical data analysis. Course instructors will select current issues in contemporary sociology and identify relevant data that students will use to explore a range of related research questions. The course develops computational and statistical skills in order to put sociological ideas into practice by learning to analyze and evaluate data, in addition to presenting study results in ways that communicate one's research findings effectively. Topics and subject areas covered will vary by offering and instructor. Prerequisite: successful completion of an introductory Sociology course or consent of the instructor. Completion of - or concurrent enrollment in - Introduction to Research Methods (SOC 3030) and/or an introductory statistics course (SOC 3050 or equivalent) is strongly encouraged.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM