SOCI 121 - Intro to Research Methods

SOCI 121 Introduction to Research Methods

Students examine fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways sociologists think critically. Includes attention to the nature of theory, hypothesis, variables, and ethics of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic tools, including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental, case study, and comparative historical research. Computer applications are introduced.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or PSYC 100
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: POLS 160, SOCI 120
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College of San Mateo

Department: Sociology

Number of Units: 3


This description is for the Spring 2023 term