Students enroll in this course in conjunction with the Capstone Professional Development course, SOCI A481. In this course, students work one-to-one with a faculty mentor on an original research project. Students are responsible for all aspects of the project, from research design, identifying or collecting data, data analysis and interpretation, to presenting the results of their research in a public forum at the end of the semester. This course combines the elements of a seminar with sociological research and helps students pull their undergraduate learning together in a meaningful way as they “do sociology” outside of the classroom. It is an opportunity to integrate the theories, concepts, and methods of the discipline.