SOC 48667 - Sociology of Religion Research Seminar
In this seminar, students will learn major theories and methods in the sociology of religion and apply them to a research project of their choosing. Possible research projects include those focused on understanding sociologically how religious beliefs or behaviors affect civic engagement, physical or mental health, educational attainment, or occupational choice. Because the end goal of the seminar is a publishable paper in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, students need to come to the first class with plans for what data they will analyze (there will not be time for extensive data collection during the semester), excluding IRB approval (that can be done early in the semester). Students will receive funding to help advance their research projects, such as the purchase of computer software or transcription of interviews. Admission to this seminar is highly competitive and will generally be limited to 5-7 students. The seminar particularly seeks applications on some aspect of global religion, though this is not required. All applications will be equally considered. Students need not be a sociology major or minor to apply. Applications are due no later than two weeks after the opening of the semester registration of classes. Decisions will be made within a week of the application deadline. To apply, go to . https://nd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kRegZEzxF7RTeZ Students who took Soc48666 cannot take this course.