Program Learning Outcomes
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. Understand current social issues and social problems in their cultural, historical, and socio-political contexts, and formulate potential solutions to them, drawing on relevant sociological literature.
2. Understand the ways in which sociological theories and methods are used outside of academic settings in the practice of sociology and the production of positive social change.
3. Use social theory to critically interpret and evaluate both published social scientific research and social policies and programs.
4. Conduct research (qualitative, quantitative, and/or evaluative) using theory-driven research questions and understand the ethical issues involved with various methodological approaches.
5. Effectively communicate and present sociological knowledge using oral, written, and other technologically driven mediums.
6. Demonstrate expertise in a select subfield of sociology.
BA Program in Social Science, Teacher Preparation (Single/Multiple Subject)
1. The major will provide students with the opportunity to learn and apply content knowledge, discipline- specific analysis skills, and pedagogical methods and theories that underlie the K-12 social science curriculum.
2. The major will prepare prospective teachers to analyze complex discipline-based issues especially as they relate to the theory and practice of teaching social science. Students will learn to synthesize information from multiple sources and perspectives and communicate this knowledge effectively in a variety of oral and written formats.
3. The major will equip students with the necessary knowledge to use appropriate technologies especially as they relate to K-12 social science teaching.
4. The major will provide students with the essential understanding, knowledge and appreciation of diverse perspectives and contributions by and about diverse groups.
5. The 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.