Course Catalog


Dissertation Seminar

This seminar is designed for sociology graduate students who are formulating their research question and preparing their proposal for their dissertation. The seminar is to assist students in developing dissertation proposals having the strongest feasible theoretical frameworks and research designs, thus leading to dissertations that make important contributions to understanding social processes. Students read insightful, critical works of social theory and social methodology, engage in critical examination of their own and other participants' dissertation plans, and secure frequent feedback from the course instructor through both in-class discussion and short writing assignments.

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