SOC 470-A Capstone Internship in Sociology

Course Details

  • Full Summer | June 5 – August 11
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1377.00
  • Registration and Payment Deadline: June 5
  • In addition to the internship, this course will also meet in-person at 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates: May 30, June 6,  June 13, July 11, July 25, August 8

Course Description

The Capstone course for the major, the Internship provides an academic experience in which the third- or fourth-year student (only) contributes to the ongoing organizational process while learning to apply sociological theories to observations of structure, function, and process in a particular social service agency or institution.

Additional Information

  • Open to junior and senior Sociology majors who complete the online Internship Application Process.
  • Pre-requisites: SOC 210 and SOC 311. Must not have completed the capstone requirement.
  • This class will run over the entire summer session.
  • Course Instructor

    Katie Currul-Dykeman


    Kathleen Currul-Dykeman is an expert on courtroom dynamics. A former prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, she has held the position of Suffolk Superior Court assistant district attorney; supervising assistant district attorney for the Dorchester, MA Domestic Violence Court; and assistant district attorney in Worcester, MA.

    Prof. Currul-Dykeman combines her knowledge of criminal law with her research interests. Most recently, she has studied how attitudes held by attorneys and judges affect the outcomes of domestic violence cases.

    The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Prof. Currul-Dykeman teaches Criminology, Substantive Criminal Law, Procedural Criminal Law, Mechanics of the Courtroom, and Victims in the Courtroom. She recently developed a new course, Practicum: Victims in the Courtroom, which offers her students the opportunity to serve in victims' advocate roles with the Plymouth County District Court in Brockton, MA.