Learning Outcomes

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.

RESEARCH and analyze a sociological topic using the appropriate library resources.

WRITE research papers with a clear thesis statement, sufficient support for that thesis, and in accordance with the standards of the American Sociological Association.

EXERCISE their sociological imagination in order to reflect upon questions of personal and social responsibility in a complex and changing society.

APPLY sociological knowledge as they engage with the community beyond the academy.

EMPLOY critical reading, thinking, and writing skills as they research, analyze, and report on a social issue in a way that incorporates what they have learned on a topic of their own choosing.