Criminology Honours Thesis II

Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Code
CRIM 4920
Semester Length
Max Class Size
N/A; independent study with supervisor
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
In this course, Honours students will continue to develop their research skills under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will collect data using the approved methods from their research project in CRIM 4910. Honours students will analyze and interpret their results, as well as present their thesis both orally and in writing.
Course Content

A specific topic area will be agreed upon by the supervisor and student. The student and, if necessary, the supervisor will identify a list of readings for the literature review. The content and design of the research project must be approved by the supervisor and may need to be approved by the Research Ethics Board.

Learning Activities

Faculty supervised independent research, with supervision provided weekly throughout the semester.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on course objectives. The supervisor will provide the student with clear outcomes depending on the nature of the project.

The following is an example of a possible evaluation scheme:
Draft Methods and Analysis Section 30%
Research Presentation 30%
Research Paper 40%

Learning Outcomes

1. To complete the research project proposed in CRIM 4910.
2. To collect data on a topic using appropriate methodology.
3. To analyze the data using appropriate analysis methods.
4. To interpret the results in light of the literature review conducted in CRIM 4910.
5. To write a publishable-quality APA style research paper describing the study, methods and results.
6. To orally present results at a research conference and/or to their thesis supervisor.

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students.

To be determined by the topic and thesis supervisor.



Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology Honours Program or Department permission.

CRIM 4900 & CRIM 4910 


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for CRIM 4920
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU CRIM 4XX (3)
Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GENS 4XX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CRIM 4XX (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC SOSC 4XX (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023