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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 301W - Writing and Analysis in the Social Sciences

Units: 4
This course will guide students in best practices for writing and analysis in the social sciences. Students will explore topics of interest utilizing information literacy tools to generate a literature review.

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, satisfaction of second composition and completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better. SOC 100.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid, or Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: University Writing Requirement
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, including published material that is cited according to the conventions of social science disciplines .
  2. Recognize and understand the purpose of textual features, such as organization or structural elements commonly used in the field or profession.
  3. Apply logical reasoning and key disciplinary concepts to the development of written texts.
  4. Complete a variety of reading and writing tasks that synthesize subject-matter knowledge.
  5. Adjust their writing and language for different audiences and purposes, showing awareness of expectations for academic writing in general and adhering to discipline-specific conventions when appropriate.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and logical reasoning, including strategies common in a discipline, in the development and organization of ideas in written texts.
  7. Take into account multiple perspectives and key disciplinary concepts when presenting their ideas in writing.
  8. Revise their writing in response to feedback in order to improve idea development, clarity, coherence, and correctness.

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