The Sociology Capstone Projects are organized by the concept of social capital.. Students read Robert D. Putnam's book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000) then proposed a final project in relation to Putnam's book. Social capital is defined as the "connections among individuals-social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arises from them" (Putnam 2000: 19).
Emily Dressler: "People with Criminally Integrated Social Capital are More Likely to Commit Acts of Theft"
Dave Evans: "Blue Collar Bars: Breeding Grounds for Increased Social Capital"
Neil Falco: "Social Capital among High School and College Athletes"
Brittany King: "Relationships Between Faculty at a Small Liberal Arts College"
Jacquelin Linville: "A Content Analysis of Social Capital in Yearbooks"
Tamara Scherer: "The Effects of Identity and Social Capital on Students' Perception of Academic Achievement"
Tra-Linn Scott: "Trust and Support: The Social Capital of Runaways"
Chauncey Whitlow: "Finding Jobs WIth a Criminal Record: Sources of Social Capital"