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SOCIOL 495S: Sociology Honors Thesis Seminar: Getting Started


  • 21st Century Sociology
    Addresses traditional subfields of sociology, as well as important evolving subfields, such as environmental sociology, sociology of sports and leisure, military sociology, medical sociology, and the sociology of food and eating.


Adding your Thesis to DukeSpace

DukeSpace is the Library’s open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty, students, and the greater Duke research community.

Recent Duke dissertations, theses, master’s projects, undergraduate honors theses as well as open access copies of Duke faculty articles are part of the repository.  You can add your finished thesis to make it more accessible.

Special Privileges for Honors Students

Check out what the library offers students writing honors theses...

  • Study carrels that may be used for four-hour blocks -- stop by the Perkins circulation desk to check out a key
  • A group study room -- Bostock 112 -- designated specifically for honors researchers (ask at the Circulation desk for the access code)

Introductions to Sociology

  • Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
    The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology provides expert definitions and explanatory overviews of the key theories, concepts and research fronts in sociology. Each entry is written by a recognized scholar in the field and is supported by a bibliography.
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
    This encyclopedia gives strong emphasis to the impact of critical theory, cultural studies, and the mathematicization of empirical research on the social sciences. Entries are signed, cross-referenced, and include bibliographies. An extensive general index is included.
  • Sociology
    This text by Anthony Giddens provides an introduction to the theories and debates within sociology. It combines the history of sociology and its classical theories with the impact of globalization upon social life.

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