2013 Best Undergraduate
Student Paper Award
Recognition for Research and Writing Accomplishments
of Sociology Majors and Minors
Sociology students (major and minors in good standing) are invited to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year (2012-2013) for consideration for the 2013 Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Co-authored papers are eligible, provided that each co-author is a sociology major or minor.
Papers may be based on primary research, secondary research, archival/historical research and may use any appropriate social research methods (qualitative, quantitative, historical, etc.). Original scholarly literature reviews are also eligible. Short assignment papers (such as reaction papers, article summaries, thought papers, short essays) are not eligible for consideration for the award.
Criteria by which papers will be judged include: incorporation of a sociological perspective, originality, clarity of presentation, and readability.
There are no minimum page length requirements. Any standard citation format/style is acceptable. Submitted papers should be double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with one inch margins and numbered pages. Papers must include an abstract (of about 50 words). Please submit papers in Word or pdf format as an email attachment to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Mary Nell Trautner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline date for submissions is Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
The first place winner will receive $150 and an award certificate.
The second place winner will receive $50 and an award certificate.
Karen Ertrachter - first place for her paper titled
"Methamphetamine & Spontaneous Recovery: A Case Study"
Matthew Herzog- second-place for his paper titled
"Neoliberals Know No Civility: Neoliberal Policy in San Francisco's Urban Development"