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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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SOC 499 - Sociology Capstone Project

Units: 4
Design and completion of an independent research project using sociological theory to guide inquiry and sociological methods of gathering, analyzing, and organizing information.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: SOC 305.
Prerequisites: SOC 390 and Senior standing.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Students will be able to identify and assess the adequacy of sociological methods and summarize key findings in sociological research. (PLO 1);
  2. Students will be able to summarize and synthesize research findings generated by diverse methods and informed by diverse perspectives. (PLO 2);
  3. Students will be able to identify and summarize sociological theories that inform and frame sociological research. (PLO 2);
  4. When relevant to their capstone project students will demonstrate an understanding of how power, privilege, and culture produce social inequalities and stigmatization. (PLO 3);
  5. Students will demonstrate an ability to critically read, interpret and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories, and use sociological theories and models to develop research questions. (PLO 6);
  6. Students will be able to create research questions that are informed by sociological theory and revise theory based on their research findings. (PLO 6);
  7. Students will be able to design and carry out a research project. (PLO 1);
  8. Students will be able to effectively organize and communicate sociological theories, methods of inquiry and analysis, findings, and conclusions of their capstone project (PLO6).

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