SSCI 451

Empirical Research Capstone

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 5, 2015 – May 7, 2019

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.