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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2010

SOC 389K • Training Seminar in Demography

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46555 F
10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Bur 214
RALEY

Course Description

The main purpose of this course is to serve as practical training to developing a career in social demography. The course focuses on elements of project development, design, and funding applications as well as research ethics. Training seminar is held Friday mornings. For one hour of the course, we are joined by colleagues throughout the University for the brownbag lecture.

The training seminar is open to observers, but auditors are expected to attend regularly and prepare as if they were enrolled for credit. Students are welcomed to repeat the course. This course fulfills the requirements for the sociology professionalization requirement, for the demography specialization, and for the PRC training program.

Grading Policy

For credit, students are required to attend all classes and participate in class discussion. All absences must be cleared, preferably in advance. To prepare for class discussion, students will occasionally be required to read an article. The listed readings are to be completed prior to our meeting. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to prepare a C.V. and research agenda for comments. Credit will be determined as follows: Consistent attendance and participation are required for credit.

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