Back to Undergraduate

Areas of Study

Art & Technology
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Athletics, Physical Education, & Recreation
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biology
Biopsychology
Book Art
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Child Development
Chinese
Computer Science
Dance
Data Science
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
French & Francophone Studies
Global Humanities & Critical Thought
Government
History
Individualized Major
International Relations
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Politics, Economics, Policy & Law
Psychology
Public Health & Health Equity
Public Policy
Queer Studies
Religious Studies
» Sociology
Spanish & Spanish American Studies
Theater Studies
Women, Leadership & Social Change
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Accelerated Degree Programs

Bachelor's-to-Master's Degrees

Preprofessional Programs

Pre-Nursing Certificate
Medicine/Health Sciences

Summer Bridge Programs

Hellman Program
Summer Academic Workshop (SAW)

Home > Academics > Undergraduate > Sociology >
Sociology
Course Description

SOC 091
Methods of Social Research and Policy Analysis
Spring

This course aims to prepare students to apply the methods of social science to answer empirical questions and help communities make informed and effective decisions. Topics include how to read published research; distinguish among empirical, ideological, theoretical, and ethical questions; formulate research questions; collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; use computers to access, organize, analyze, and display social science data; and communicate research results. Methods covered vary but generally include social observation, interviews, surveys, and cost-benefit analysis.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Mark Henderson

Note(s):
Graduate students should register for PPOL 200
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Quantitative Literacy

Program Information
Overview

Faculty and Staff

Requirements

Courses
Full Course List

Sociology Course List

Schedule of Courses for
the Current Semester


Activities & Resources 
Sociology and Anthropology Awards

Sociology and Anthropology Department Blog

Policy Ethics and Student Research

Social Sciences Annual Student Conferences

Contact Information

P: 510.430.2338
F: 510.430.2304
E: sociology@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17