Although individual instructors may have particular criteria for their assignments, all writing in Sociology classes should conform to disciplinary standards for citations and references. Use the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide to include citations for the articles, books, and internet sources that have provided concepts, claims, or data that are relevant to the paper. All Sociology faculty have copies of the ASA's Style Guide; there is also a review copy of the guide in the Sociology/Criminology Office, although this copy cannot be removed. A short version of the Style Guide for students writing Sociology papers is available at this link: ASA_quick_style_guide.pdf.
Where to Go For Writing Help
The Writing Center - http://duwriting.org
Outside Writing Resources
Oregon State Sociology. Writing Within Sociology: A Guide for Undergraduates (http://oregonstate.edu/cla/sociology/sites/default/files/pdf/socwritingguide1-7.pdf)
Cuba, Lee. 2001. A Short Guide to Writing About Social Science. NY: Longman
Sociology Writing Group. 2007. A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. NY: Worth Publishers.
Senior Thesis -- graduating with Distinction in Sociology or Criminology
The Liberal Arts Advantage
The Liberal Arts Advantage (LAA) program is a result of recommendations from the AHSS Directions Committee to enhance the AHSS intellectual community outside of the classroom and to help students articulate the value of their liberal arts education. LAA has three primary goals:
- First, LAA helps welcome students into our academic community and engages students in intellectual experiences outside of the classroom. For example, they are offering a student-only Q&A session with David Sanger, the AHSS Distinguished Speaker; they offer internship stipends (http://www.du.edu/ahss/admissions/index.html) for students taking for-credit, unpaid summer internships; they have launched the AHSS Student Advisory Council (http://www.du.edu/ahss/sac.html); and more.
- Second, LAA helps students articulate the value of a liberal arts degree, in particular as it pertains to career goals. For example, they have created a mentorship program (https://weboutlook.du.edu/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx) that pairs AHSS alumni with our current students. They have also partnered with Career Services to launch a new event series entitled Courses to Careers: Putting Your AHSS Degree to Work (http://www.du.edu/ahss/admissions/liberalartsadvantage/getinvolved.html). The series includes interactive workshops to help students write resumes, draft cover letters and learn to network. It also includes three panels at which AHSS alumni will share their stories with our students.
- Third, LAA makes more apparent the assistance that has always been offered to students studying in AHSS. Special case advising includes instances when a student has a self-directed major, is making an appeal of some kind, is looking for help before declaring a major and is unsure of where to go, is unsure of where to go when her/his advisor is on sabbatical, etc.
Sociology/Criminology Faculty/Staff Fall Contact List -- Spring 2013 directory
FERPA Release Form -- For Faculty Letters of Recommendation
Class Schedules and Course Descriptions
Registrar's website - Schedule of Classes
Sociology/Criminology course schedules:
Summer 2013 schedule -- subject to change
Fall 2013 schedule -- subject to change
Sociology/Criminology Overview Course Listing for FY14 (2013-2014) -- still in process