Sociology (SOCI) 426

Special Projects in Sociology II (Revision 4)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: Permission of the professor.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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SOCI 426 is designed for students who have defined a research topic and completed background preparation, usually as part of SOCI 425. In this course, students complete original research expressed in a written research report. Topic selection and procedure for evaluation and schedule for completion are negotiated between the student and the professor. Students are expected to make extensive use of library resources and to obtain and pay for all primary materials used.


Upon completion of SOCI 426, students should be able to critically compare and contrast social and historical approaches to their selected topic; critically employ sociology concepts in the analysis of their topic area; and undertake a major research paper dealing with an area of their interest.


To receive credit for Sociology 426, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least C- (60 percent) and a grade of at least 60 percent on the research paper. You must complete successfully a Study Outline Proposal, Draft Book or Media Review, Revised Book or Media Review, Draft Major Assignment and two subsequent revisions.

Activity Weighting
Study Outline Proposal 5%
Draft Book or Media review 15%
Revised Book or Media Review 10%
Draft assignment (as negotiated with student) 30%
First Revision of Assignment (as negotiated with student) 20%
Second Revision of Assignment (as negotiated with student) 20%
Total 100%

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

Course Materials

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The course materials include a course guide.

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 4, August 18, 2014.

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