Senior Thesis

The Value of the Senior Thesis

Department Honors

The Department of Sociology recognizes the work of its outstanding seniors with departmental honor awards which are presented at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) Convocation. Departmental honor awards are given to those students who show outstanding scholarship in their major course of study.
Nominations are submitted to the College Committee on Superior Students and Honors, which has final authority to grant the honors degree. The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Committee on Superior Students and Honors reviews students' grade point average, senior research thesis, and faculty recommendations to determine which students receive Departmental Honors.

Senior Thesis with Distinction Award

The Department has established an award program for sociology majors, which recognizes outstanding thesis in the Senior Research Seminar. Senior thesis completed in other departments that satisfy the Department's thesis requirements, such as a senior thesis in Urban Studies, may also be submitted to the Department for consideration. This award is based on each student's creative ability, persuasiveness and systematic way of doing research. Recipients are determined by the Departmental Honors committee, and are announced each spring quarter (usually end of May).

Best Senior Thesis in Sociology Award

The Department has established an award for the Best Senior Thesis in sociology. Recipients are determined by the Departmental Honors committee, and are announced each spring quarter (usually end of May).

Sociology 2017 Senior Theses

Rita Hirami*
Parental Perceptions of School Quality: Case Study in Chicago, Illinois

Young Sun Park*
Narrating a Sense of Place in a Global City:Investigating the local and the global in Singaporean Literature

Ali Pelczar**
The Relationship Between Career Identity and Persistence in Postsecondary Education Among Low-Income Mothers

Sara Permut*
Impact of Abstinence-Only Sex Education on Teen Birth Rates at the State Level

Lilly Scheerer*
Class-based Parental Motivations for Bilingual Private Education: Case Study of the International French School Chicago

Nathaniel Wootton*
Travels on Twitch: Gender and Monetization in Online Communities

Arielle Zimmerman**
Digitized Consciousness: The Impact of Digital Self-Tracking Devices for Health/Fitness on the Attitudes, Body Image, and Health Behavior of Male and Female College Students

*Thesis with Distinction

**Best Senior Thesis in Sociology Award