Sociology BA Program Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to think sociologically about the relationship between social structure, interaction, identities, and inequalities;

2. Students will be able to identify and explain major sociological theories and apply them to everyday life;

3. Students will be proficient in qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection and data analysis;

4. Students will be proficient in oral and written communication skills appropriate to the discipline;

5. Students will be able to practice sociology as educated and civically engaged persons.


Sociology MA Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

1. Graduate students will have an appropriate foundation in theory and research methods.

Learning Objective 1: Will be able to evaluate theoretical contributions through historical and contemporary issues such as race/ethnic relations, social political and economic inequalities, work and corrections.

Learning Objective 2: Will be able to critically interpret and evaluate published research, and conduct research by formulating theory-driven research questions.

2. Graduate students will develop skills in communication and critical social inquiry.

Learning Objective 3: Will be able to communicate sociological knowledge using oral, written, and other technologically driven mediums.

3. Graduate students will have a deep understanding and knowledge of a major field in sociology.

Learning Objective 4: Will be able to participate in meaningful and thoughtful dialogues and conversations as educated people.

4. Graduate students will gain an understanding of, and potential solutions to, current social issues and social problems.

Learning Objective 5: Will be able to pursue employment or further education to apply their understanding and training to formulate research problems and policy solutions.

5. Graduate students will be able to participate in a democratic society as critically engaged citizens.


BA Program in Social Science, Teacher Preparation (Single/Multiple Subject)

1. The major will provide students with the opportunity to learn and apply significant ideas, structures, methods, theories and core concepts in the specified disciplines that underlie the K-12 curriculum.

2. The major will prepare prospective teachers to analyze complex discipline-based issues; synthesize information from multiple sources and perspectives; communicate skillfully in oral and written forms and use appropriate technologies.

3. The essential understanding, knowledge and appreciation of diverse perspectives and contributions by and about diverse groups is included in the required courses.

4. The SSTP major provides prospective teachers with planned, structured field experiences in classrooms; the field experiences are linked to coursework and give breadth of experience with diverse populations.