SOC 310 - Sociological Research Methods
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, BS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed SOC 312.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Sociology majors.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to elect SOC 310 in their junior year. Honor majors should elect this course prior to or concurrently with SOC 497 (the first required course in the Sociology Honors sequence).
Other Course Info:
Meets the sociology Research Methods Requirement. It is highly recommended that sociology majors not elect both SOC 305 and SOC 310 in the same term.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the ways sociologists answer questions about the social world. We will study three main ways of collecting data: asking people questions (interviews and surveys), observing what people do (ethnography and experiments), and analyzing documents and records (including contemporary and comparative historical research). The course also serves as an introduction to the sociological research done here at Michigan. Most of the readings are by Michigan sociology professors, allowing students to get to know the department and the researchers. During the semester, students will conduct their own research study on a topic of their choice. By the end of the course, students will be informed consumers of research in academic settings, the media, and the workplace.

Non-SOC majors requesting overrides should email socadvisor@umich.edu with their UMID, current major, and requested discussion section.

SOC 310 - Sociological Research Methods
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
21863
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
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21864
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4SOC Ugrd
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
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21865
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10SOC Ugrd
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
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21866
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1SOC Ugrd
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
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21867
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3SOC Ugrd
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
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25728
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5SOC Ugrd
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
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30601
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1
7SOC Ugrd
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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