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APSS- 100 Introduction to Applied Social Science (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to social science ideas, ethics and practices. Acquaints students with the Applied Social Science program structure and choices, as well as potential job opportunities in the field.

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APSS- 300 Quantitative Research Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Second of three social science research methods courses for the Applied Social Science major; advanced methodological issues of quantitative inquiry; practical issues of application and evaluation of research tools.

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APSS- 301 Qualitative Research Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
This course will introduce students to the research process, including how to synthesize previous research and theories in the process of designing their own research project. In addition, students will learn qualitative methodologies of inquiry commonly used in the social sciences and history. These will include, but not be limited to, ethnography, content analysis, interviews, visual and media analysis, contextualization practices in time and space and archival research. Students will become familiar with ethical issues in the data collection and analysis process. Students will learn to construct research questions that frame social problems and address them with systematic, thoughtful and thorough qualitative data collection and analysis while using advanced 'toolkits' of a social analyst and appropriate software.

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APSS- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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APSS- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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APSS- 400 Applied Social Science Capstone (5.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Capstone experience for the undergraduate major in Applied Social Science; students will develop and conduct an applied research project using theory and evidence to analyze a chosen social scientific, historical or interdisciplinary topic and communicate the results; contextualize data and primary sources; hone professional writing skills and use their skills in career planning.

Prerequisite: take APSS-300 and APSS-301

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APSS- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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APSS- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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