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SOCY 680: Applied Sociology

Please see below for course details.

Catalog Number:
SOCY 680-01

Course Title:
Applied Sociology

Class Number(s):

Meeting Pattern:
Mondays from 4:30-7:00pm

Dr. Marina Adler

Course Description:

The course focuses on the “practical side” of sociology: using sociological insights and research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) in an applied setting to examine local social conditions and social organizations or programs that address them. The course prepares students to become “embedded sociologists,” who conduct change-oriented research in communities or organizations. Course content includes conceptualization of applied research projects, an introduction to community-based research, training and practice in various applied field methodologies, conducting an applied research project, and practice in communicating applied research results to local stakeholders.