Sociology (SOCI) 425

Special Projects in Sociology I (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: Permission of the professor.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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SOCI 425 is designed for advanced students to pursue an extended research project under the direction of the course professor. The research is based on the collection of secondary data sources through library research and other documentary methods. Students will be expected to develop a comprehensive background knowledge in the topic of their choice resulting in a major discussion paper and comprehensive bibliography.


To receive credit for SOCI 425, you must complete all assignments, achieve a course composite grade of at least C- (60 percent) and a grade of 60 percent on the research paper. You must successfully complete a preliminary proposal, two sample reviews, and a research paper. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Preliminary Proposal 10%
2 Sample Reviews 20%
Research Paper 70%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

The course materials included for this course are all found on the course website.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, Feb 8, 2019