SSCI 451

Empirical Research Capstone

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 5, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Social scientists investigate the patterns of human interactions and then seek to interpret, explain and communicate human behavior. This seminar is designed to provide a final, integrating experience for students with a social science major. Seminar participants complete a senior project that demonstrates an ability to design a study, collect new or existing data, analyze those findings and communicate the results.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Ability to design a study, to collect new or existing data, to analyze the findings, and to communicate the results of the inquiry at an upper division college level.
  • Ability to write analytically in a style that is well informed, well reasoned, and literate at an upper division college level.
  • Demonstrates oral communication skills by informed and well-reasoned arguments.
  • Masters the higher order thinking skills necessary to analyze and interpret social science literature at an upper division college level.