The scope, structure, quality, and tone of a master's thesis should resemble a published paper in a major sociology journal however, the master's thesis usually contains a more extensive literature review and a more detailed discussion of methodology than would a typical journal article (typically 30-35 pages of text, along. Plus: two optional courses in sociology, or another department with approval of the sociology graduate office 6 ethics training - students will attend the soc 605 lecture on ethics and complete the online graduate student ethics training course to meet this requirement ma thesis 6 total program credits: 24. This collection houses the master's theses produced by the csun department of sociology's graduate students more master's theses can also be found in the electronic theses and dissertations community. The intension of the thesis is to make a genuine contribution of new knowledge, written in the genre of scientific research the course involves students independently designing and completing a research project within the discipline of sociology of law the student is to identify a relevant issue from within the discipline,. Are you interested in pursuing our english-taught master of arts in sociology at the university of mannheim, the best german university in social sciences in germany (qs ranking by subject the expected format of the thesis is a research article suitable for submission to a professional journal in the social sciences.
Thesis if you are pursuing the ma thesis concentration and are a full-time student , you will complete a thesis during your second or third year in the program be sure to attend the thesis workshop offered by departmental faculty each fall semester to learn more about the thesis process and receive useful advice about how. We offer two options leading to the ma degree: the thesis option and the research review paper option the thesis option involves twelve course credits and a research-based thesis students choosing the research review paper option are required to complete eighteen course credits and write a major paper based on a. Master of arts students will gain a world-class education that lays the foundation for further study at a doctoral level, or for professional employment recent research topics have included offence specialization among juvenile delinquents chinese social clubs women athletes' perception of coaches bisexual identity and.
Our ma program provides a basic foundation in the theories and methods of sociology, specialized graduate seminars in several subfields of sociology, and supportive guidance from a three-person committee while researching and writing an ma thesis our very international faculty and graduate students form a close-knit. Writing a master's thesis in sociology a thesis represents your mastery of a particular subject area in sociology it can take many forms, from a book length manuscript to (more typically) a journal-article length/style paper your thesis should be ready to submit to peer-reviewed journal when you finish this program however.
Sa 840 - graduate seminar (2) sa 850 - selected topics in social theory (5) sa 856 - qualitative sociological research methods (5) sa 898 - ma thesis (10) and two of sa 815 - theories of latin american development (4) sa 835 - social and political change in latin america (4) sa 853 - readings in sociology i (5. The master's in sociology culminates in the writing of a thesis, which is the final test of your academic skills your thesis should show your ability to carry out independent and creative research, written up in a format which adheres to academic conventions this makes your thesis the most important and. The master's program emphasizes sociological theory and methods some students earn the ma to prepare for positions as applied sociologists their work often includes field experience others view the ma degree as preparation for phd studies an ma thesis or publishable paper describes results from the student's.