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SOC 421LEC Writing in the Social Sciences


This course focuses on writing about and effectively reporting high quality social scientific evidence for different types of audiences. Students learn theories behind, and gain experience writing, policy briefs, descriptive work, state of the field, and evaluation reports for non-profit organizations and government agencies; academic/scientific articles; routine reports for industry and the private sector; and evidence-based editorial/ opinion articles for advocacy groups and to promote positive social change. The course fulfills the UB Curriculum CL2 requirement. Communicating social scientific ideas and evidence with clarity and confidence is an essential skill set for social science students who will eventually work in a range of professional employment settings or attend graduate and/or professional schools.

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies
Requisites: Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing and completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
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Published: Jan 30, 2023 11:04:21