Jul 20, 2019  
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SOSC 260 - Social Science Research Methods

3 CR
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of social science research, which are used in a number of different disciplines, such as sociology, political science, history, psychology, education, public policy, and social work. It begins by exploring the importance of an evidence-based approach to the analysis of the social world. It reviews the theoretical considerations and ethical obligations that confront social science researchers as they develop their methods of inquiry. Students learn about the entire research design and implementation process, including the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students will also study how social science research is interpreted and presented to different audiences.

Requisites: (1) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C or P in TSRE 55 , ENGL 151 , ENGL 151H , SOCI 202 , PSYC 201 , POSC 201 , POSC 202 , POSC 210 , POSC 211 , HIST 103 , HIST 104 , HIST 106 , HIST 151 , HIST 152 , HIST 201 , HIST 202 , HIST 210 , HIST 211 , HIST 212 , HIST 240 , HIST 260 , HIST 290 , or HIST 297  (AND) (2) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® arithmetic score of at least 250, or Next Gen ACCUPLACER® quantitative reason score of at least 237, or Next Gen ACCUPLACER® adv alg & functions score of at least 250, or 1 course from TSMA 45 , MATH 102 , MATH 105 , MATH 111 , MATH 112 , MATH 115 , MATH 118 , MATH 119 , MATH 125 , MATH 130 , MATH 132 , MATH 140 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 , or MATH 242 .