Sociology Immersion Program

The Sociology Immersion Program (SIP) combines intensive field experiences with three integrated courses over two quarters to introduce upper-division students to the theory and practice of ethnographic field research. Field placements are closely integrated with courses on qualitative research methods and developing writing skills. The program provides sustained and meaningful community involvement and hands-on research training with professors in small intimate class settings. Field placements in the areas of conflict resolution, criminal and juvenile justice, mental health care, are particularly encouraged. In 2002 SIP is developing a new community ethnography program for middle and high school youth. Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning.