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New Summer Course! (SOCY 497) ~ Research Training

Hello Sociology, Anthropology, & Public Health majors and minors!

Our department is offering a brand new summer special topics course on "Interdisciplinary Social Science Research Training" (SOCY 497). This course is designed to give you an overview of the practical aspects of social science research. Completion of this course will provide you with strong job-related skills post-graduation and leave you better prepared to work with faculty on research projects if you want that experience. We will help match you to faculty if you are interested in that opportunity. Or, you can simply take the class for your own development. 

This course will be in-person 3x/week (T W Th, 9am-12:10pm from May 28-June 20). It is open to all UMBC students, but priority will be given to majors in Sociology, Anthropology, or Public Health as well as students in our Applied Sociology MA program. 

Please note that the course has prerequisites listed by default online, but the listed prerequisites are not accurate. All students are welcome in this course. 
To enroll, simply email: christine_mair@umbc.edu

In this course, students will learn how to:
  • Create and manage social science literature & grant databases
  • Gain proficiency in data literacy:
    • Quantitative (reading codebooks, downloading and accessing data from secondary sources)
    • Qualitative (transcribing, coding, and reviewing data in qualitative software)
Space is limited! For permission to enroll in SOCY 497/698, email Dr. Mair at: christine_mair@umbc.edu


Posted: April 16, 2024, 1:17 PM