Course Details

01:790:254 Reading Social Science Research

  • Academic Credits: 1.5
  • Focus area for the major: Half Course, R5 Elective
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Course Description:

This course is an intensive 7 week 1.5 credit course that introduces students to social science research and teaches them how to read that research for comprehension and to write a literature review. Each section of the course will focus on a different aspect of the social science literature with readings selected by the instructor to illustrate the range of research in that subfield; possible topics include American public opinion, Islam and democracy, and prison reform. The instructor for the semester will identity the specific topic and tailor the readings to that topic while staying within the framework laid out here.