Disclaimer: The percentages listed below are calculated based on the grading information and assignment sections of publicly available syllabi. The information provided is an approximation on the types of assignments within each individual class and is not meant as an absolute interpretation of all the inherent activities in said class(es).

SOCI 1101 - Introductory Sociology 

Writing Required: 35% - 80%

This class contains class assignments that include short essays as well as a research paper.

SOCI 1160 - Introduction to Social Problems 

Writing Required: 35% - 80%

This class contains a book review, quizzes, exams that include short answer questions, and a project.

SOCI 2203 - Introduction to Women’s Studies 

Writing Required: 75% - 85%

This class contains analytical response papers as well as a final project.

SOCI 3001 - Communicating Sociology 

Writing Required: 60% - 75%

This class contains reflection essays, reading responses, and a project.

SOCI 3134 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare 

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

This class is primarily multiple choice exams.

SOCI 3293 - Sociology of Family 

Writing Required: 75% - 85%

This class contains a comparative paper and analytical responses.

SOCI 3543 - Sociology of Religion 

Writing Required: 60% - 100%

This class contains reading responses, various assignments that contain an element of writing, and exams that may include short answer and essay questions.

SOCI 3603 - Sociology of Gender 

Writing Required: 70% - 100%

This class contains essays, reading responses or discussions posts, and learning logs, which are a type of reflection assignment.

SOCI 3623 - Social Inequality 

Writing Required: 75% - 85%

This class contains analytical responses, a comparative paper, and a final research paper.

SOCI 3733 - Social Psychology: The Sociological Tradition 

Writing Required: 25% - 35%

This class contains various exercises that contain some element of writing.

SOCI 3804 - Death, Grief and Caring 

Writing Required: 20% - 60%

This class contains various essay assignments in the online version.

SOCI 3943 - American Class System 

Writing Required: 30% - 40%

This class contains a book project as well as other various assignments that contain an element of writing.

SOCI 4000 - Research Methodology 

Writing Required: 35% - 45%

This class contains a research paper and discussion posts.

SOCI 4003 - Applied Statistics for Sociology 

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

This class is comprised primarily of multiple choice exams.

SOCI 4053 - Sociological Theory 

Writing Required: 55% - 65%

This class contains reading responses or discussion posts as well as a synthesis and a film analysis paper.

SOCI 4300 - Housing and Homelessness 

Writing Required: 35% - 45%

This class contains discussion posts as well as notes for the exposition and solution presentations.

SOCI 4333 - Urban Sociology 

Writing Required: 60% - 70%

This class contains various writing assignments such as discussion posts and a book review.

SOCI 4386 - Internship 

This class is graded with a (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory. Any writing that would be required is dependent on the student's placement and tasked responsibilities.

SOCI 4440 - Medical Sociology 

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains exams with short answer questions, response papers, and in-class assignments

SOCI 4441 - Sociology of Mental Health 

Writing Required: 90% - 100%

This class contains exams with essay questions, a paper, and discussion posts.

SOCI 4734 - Social Work Skills 

Writing Required: 20% - 30%

This class contains discussion posts.

SOCI 4999 - Special Seminars 

Writing Required: 20% - 50%

This class contains various types of essay but specifically a research paper.

Classes Without Information:

(Currently, these classes do not have publicly-accessible syllabi available for review.)

SOCI 3100 - Sociology of Humor 

SOCI 3273 - Managing Cultural Differences 

SOCI 3283 - Globalization 

SOCI 3742 - Political Sociology 

SOCI 3743 - Social Movements 

SOCI 3954 - Sociology of Aging 

SOCI 3983 - Directed Sociology Research 

SOCI 4015 - Analyzing and Visualizing Data 

SOCI 4100 - Ethnicity and Aging 

SOCI 4103 - Women and Work 

SOCI 4153 - Women and Aging 

SOCI 4203 - Women in American Society 

SOCI 4323 - Cultural and Racial Minorities 

SOCI 4325 - Social Change in the Middle East 

SOCI 4373 - Visual Sociology 

SOCI 4445 - Sociology of Youth 

SOCI 4543 - Deviant and Alternative Behavior 

SOCI 4613 - Qualitative Research 

SOCI 4623 - Art, Media, Cultural Politics 

SOCI 4693 - Sports, Crime, and Society 

SOCI 4700 - Sociology of Emotions 

SOCI 4803 - Environmental Sociology 

SOCI 4915 - Violence Against Women 

SOCI 4916 - Gender and Work 

SOCI 4981 - Directed Readings 

SOCI 4982 - Capstone: Internship 

SOCI 4983 - Senior Thesis 

SOCI 4984 - Capstone: Senior Seminar