Research and Publication Opportunities

SOCI 4393 Course Description:

Undergraduate students develop an independent research project under the guidance of a departmental faculty member, culminating in a written report. Students may enroll in one, two, or three credit hours. Prerequisites: SOCI 2300 or 2310, SOCI 3311 or 3312, and one 3000-level course.

Important Information: Students must fill out entire approval form prior to meeting with supervising professor. Upon completion it must be turned into the Program Director for the Department of Sociology for review and approval. Students will be contacted by email about course approval, and on how to enroll for the course. Click here to download the Approval Form for 4393.

Detailed Examples of Directed Individual Research Projects

2012. Raha Assadi. "It's Not Ethnicity: The True Role of Ethnicity in High School Graduation"

2012. Ellen Green. “Creating Spectacle in Women’s Fashion Industry”

Other Directed Research Topics

2012

Raha Assadi. "It's Not Ethnicity: The True Role of Ethnicity in High School Graduation"

Ellen Green. “Creating Spectacle in Women’s Fashion Industry”

Terrance Wilkerson. “Introduction to the Sociology of Sport”

2011

Courtney Cross. “The Economic Impact of Non-Profit Industry in Dallas”

Caroline Cochrane. “Patient Satisfaction Research in Health Care Setting”

Jessica Noel. “Patient Satisfaction Research in Health Care Setting”

2010

DelaFuenta, David. “Constructing Candidate Identities in Texas Politics.”

Shulman, Madeline. “Political Fundraising: The Effect of Candidate Gender.”

2009

Adele Costigan. “Race, Gender, and Crime Policy in the Texas State Legislature.”

Colleen Coyle. “Who’s In and Who’s Out? An In-depth Look at Sorority Rush”

Katherine Snyder. “The Social Construction of Gender in Work.”

2008

Brandon Bonds. “The Significance of Race in College Athletics.”

2007

Betina Matoni. “Race, Class, and Gender in American High Schools.”

Brittany White. “Sexual Orientation among African American Athletes and Performers.”

Jenny Simon. “Maintaining Class Boundaries: Content Analysis of Children’s Magazines.”

2006

Charlotte King. “A Woman’s Voice in Sociological Theory.”

Brandon Jackson. “Minority Recruitment at Private Southern Universities.”