A letter from Dr. Penny Green, Sociology Honors Advisor:
Dear Sociology Majors,
I will begin on March 1st to review applications for the Sociology Honors Program for the Fall of 2020. Applications will be accepted until all available slots are filled.
Sociology Honors is a double-semester program during which you’ll conduct independent research and write a thesis under the supervision of a member of the Sociology Faculty. Honors students also attend a seminar, which meets twice weekly for 50 minutes. Attending the seminar will not increase your workload, but it will help you work more efficiently. Its purpose is to provide support, resources, and assistance relevant to successfully completing your thesis. The seminar also helps build close relationships between Honors students, creating a genuine community of young scholars.
Honors coursework consists of two 3 hour courses, SOC 679HA (first semester) and SOC 679HB (second semester), which must be taken over two long semesters. Beginning in the fall of 2016, SOC 679HA and SOC 679HB will count toward the 30 hours of Sociology coursework required for the major. If you are in an older catalog, SOC 679HA and SOC 679HB can be approved to count for the major by petition.
The Sociology Honors Program is open to majors who have completed at least 60 hours of coursework with a Sociology GPA of at least 3.5 and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. You must have completed SOC 302 (Intro SOC) and SOC 317L (SOC statistics or approved Statistics equivalent) prior to entering the program. You are encouraged to have completed SOC 317M (Research Methods) and SOC 379M (Theory), but one or both can be taken during your first semester. They must be completed not later than your first semester.
Many students secure a thesis supervisor before applying for Honors, but this is not required. I can help you identify potential supervisors. Applicants should have at least a general idea of the area they would like to work in.
Applications can be given to D’Evelyn Wymore (RLP 1.216) or directly to me. You can download an application from this link: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/sociology/undergraduate/honors.php
Please touch base with me if you’d like more information about our program.
Associate Professor of Instruction and Sociology Honors Advisor
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