Spring 2011

Social Research

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-16


Jerome L. Himmelstein (Section 01)


This course introduces students to the range of methods that sociologists use to understand humans as social beings. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of these methods. Students will design and execute an original research project. The course emphasizes the general logic of social inquiry and research design rather than narrowly defined techniques and statistical proofs. Required of sociology majors.

Requisite: Anthropology/Sociology 10. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Himmelstein.

If Overenrolled: Amherst College sociology majors have preference


2016-17: Offered in Spring 2017
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016