Resources for Current Students

We want to ensure that our students have the support they need to make the most of their time in our department and continue on to a successful future. Whether you want to talk with faculty and advisors, apply for an internship or find writing help, we are here to guide you to the resources you need.

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Citations and Writing Resources

Although individual instructors may have particular criteria for their assignments, all writing in sociology classes should conform to disciplinary standards for citations and references. Use the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide to include citations for the articles, books and internet sources that have provided concepts, claims or data that are relevant to the paper.

All sociology faculty have copies of the ASA's Style Guide. There is also a review copy of the guide in the sociology and criminology office, although this copy cannot be removed. You can read a short version of the Style Guide for students writing sociology papers (PDF).

If you need individual help, we encourage you to make an appointment with DU's Writing Center.

Outside Writing Resources

  • Oregon State Sociology. Writing Within Sociology: A Guide for Undergraduates (PDF)
  • Cuba, Lee. 2001. A Short Guide to Writing About Social Science. NY: Longman
  • Sociology Writing Group. 2007. A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. NY: Worth Publishers.
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