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. Identify and describe current social issues and social problems in their cultural, historical, and socio-political contexts, and formulate potential solutions to them, using relevant sociological literature.
2. Explain, and evaluate 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. Produce research (qualitative, quantitative, and/or evaluative) using theory-driven research questions and understand the ethical issues involved with various methodological approaches.
5. Employ oral, written, and other technologically driven mediums to communicate and present sociological knowledge.
6. Demonstrate expertise in a select subfield of sociology.