To achieve the programís objectives, all students will complete two terms of course work and write a Major Research Paper (MRP) in their third term. In the first term all students will take the required core courses in sociological theory and research methodology and one elective course. Both the theory and the methodology course will be so designed as to permit students to use them to formulate their approach to the topic of their MRP. In the second term, students will take the research and professionalization seminar and two further elective courses. By the end of the second term students will have submitted and had approved their proposal for the MRP in the research and professionalization seminar. In the third, summer term students are to research and write the MRP.