Subject: Social Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Arts and Science Dean's Office


This upper-year undergraduate course is designed to provide students an opportunity to study and apply social research methods through a combination of direct observations, readings, research and analysis. Students will learn or improve capacity in: professional research work; identifying clear research objectives; information literacy (including conducting literature reviews); participating in data gathering, analysis and research dissemination; considering ethical problems/issues in applied research; interpersonal skills, interacting with employers, research teams and research participants; team work skills; public speaking; and writing skills. Students enrolled in this course are expected to devote as much time to the internship as they would to an upper-year 3 credit unit conventional lecture or seminar course – which equates to 7 hours per week over the duration of a standard 4-month term (13 weeks). Research internship opportunities may take place within or outside of the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL).

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units at the 200-level or above in Social Science. By permission only.
Note: To enroll in SOSC 330.3 students will have a minimum CWA of 70%. Students who wish to enroll in SOSC 330.3 will be required to complete and submit an application form to the course instructor. The one-page application form will collect basic information about the student, including name, student number, major, credit units completed, GPA, and other relevant contact information (e-mail, telephone, mailing address). In addition to the one-page application form, students will be required to complete and submit a two-part statement, of approximately 100-125 words that detail: a. How participating in the research internship will benefit their educational/career development; and b. Specific skills or attributes that the student will bring to the internship.

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