2016-2017 Catalog

Sociology Learning Goals


Students will develop:


  1. A familiarity with the history of and major thinkers in sociology.
  2. An understanding of basic sociological concepts, theories, and paradigms.
  3. An understanding of the relations between theory and research.
  4. An appreciation of the research process.
  5. An ability to do sociological research.
  6. An ability to articulate sociological analyses in oral and written form.
  7. An understanding of statistical methods in social research as well as an ability to use computers appropriately in sociological work.
  8. An understanding of the contribution of sociology to understanding the social world.
  9. An ability to apply sociological perspectives to interpersonal and intergroup relations.
  10. A familiarity with the occupational opportunities provided by sociological skills and understanding.