The Minor in Applied Social Research Methods

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21-23 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

You may take a maximum of three courses from any one department, excluding internship credit.

Statistics

3-4 units selected from:

BADM 103 Statistics of Business and Economics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: For Business Administration majors: MATH 107. For others: Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement.
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
PSYC 364 Statistical Methods in Psychology 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261.
SOCI 315 Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SOCI 310.

Mathematics

0-4 units selected from:

MATH 109 Survey of Calculus 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; MATH 118, MATH 119 (or High School equivalents).
MATH 120 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.

Research Methodology

3-6 units selected from:

ANTH 495 Proseminar in Applied Anthropology 3.0 S1
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
CMST 332 Communication Research 3.0 FS
HCSV 425 Research and Evaluation in Health 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, MATH 105.
POLS 331 Introduction to Political Inquiry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
PSYC 261 Research Methods in Psychology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 101.
SOCI 310 Social Research Methods 3.0 FS

Advanced Research Methods

6 units selected from:

ANTH 483 Field Methods in Ethnography 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
GEOG 319 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: GEOG 219 or equivalent.
MATH 305 Conceptual and Practical Statistics 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 109 (may be taken concurrently).
MATH 315 Applied Statistical Methods I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105 or MATH 350 or faculty permission.
MATH 350 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 121.
MATH 351 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MATH 350.
MATH 458 Sampling Methods 3.0 S1
Prerequisites: One course chosen from MATH 105, MATH 305, MATH 350, or MATH 315.
POLS 421 Methods of Political Inquiry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 331 or permission of instructor.
PSYC 560 Principles of Psychological Measurement 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: A course in statistics including research design.

Applied Research

3-9 units selected from:

ECON 481 Introductory Econometrics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 301, ECON 302.
ECON 483 Economic Forecasting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 302.
GEOG 315 Spatial Analysis 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: GEOG 219 or MATH 105 or equivalent.
MKTG 380 Marketing Research 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BADM 103 or MATH 105, MKTG 305.
POLS 425 Survey Research Methods 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SOCI 310 or SWRK 330; SOCI 315 or other statistics course by permission of instructor. CMST majors: COM 202. POLS majors: POLS 421.
SOCI 410 Qualitative Research Methods 4.0 FA
Prerequisites: SOCI 310 and SOCI 315 (or other statistics course by permission of instructor).
SOCI 411 Quantitative Research Methods 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: SOCI 310 and SOCI 315 (or other statistics course by permission of instructor).