Upon successfully completing the Sociology Program, students will be able to...
- Understand sociological theory and methods and be able to apply theoretical explanations to empirical examples;
- Work independently to research primary and secondary sources using library resources. In addition, students will be able to collect and analyze primary and secondary data;
- Write research papers with a clear thesis statement with sufficient support for that thesis. Also, write papers in accordance with the ethical and professional standards of the American Sociological Association;
- Examine their own lives in social context and assess how their lives are affected by the specific time and place in which they live;
- Employ critical reading, thinking, and writing skills that will allow them to research, analyze, and report on a social issue in a way that incorporates what they have learned while maintaining their own authentic voice;
- Reflect upon questions of personal and social responsibility in a complex and changing society;
- Engage with the greater community by applying what has been learned in the classroom; and
- Express themselves with confidence in both written and oral communication.