I. Sociology Honors Courses for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Every once in a while the Sociology Department offers an honors course within the department for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who desire an intensive, intellectually rich experience by working on a particularly stimulating topic (920:198 or 298 or 398). Sometimes, too, our faculty members teach courses with considerable sociological content under the auspices of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors program. You do not have to be a sociology major to take one of these courses, but you must obtain special permission from the instructor to register. Normally we like students to have taken Introduction to Sociology first, but this prerequisite is sometimes waived.
The honors course is organized as a seminar with a maximum enrollment of 20. This is a tremendous opportunity to develop your scholarly potential in a group of highly selected students, and to get to know a faculty member very well. Students are more likely to earn detailed letters of recommendation from the faculty member in such courses, good to know when contemplating future applications to graduate or professional school.