GOAL 1. Students should understand the discipline of sociology, its basic concepts, and its role in contributing to our understanding of social reality.
- Learning Outcome 1-A: Compare and contrast sociology with other social sciences.
- Learning Outcome 1-B: Describe and illustrate how sociology contributes to our understanding of social reality.
- Learning Outcome 1-C: Define, give examples, show interrelationships, and discuss the relevance of basic sociological concepts.
GOAL 2. Students should understand the role of major theoretical orientations in sociology.
- Learning Outcome 2-A: Compare and contrast theoretical orientations and their limitations.
- Learning Outcome 2-B: Describe and illustrate the role of theoretical orientations in building sociological knowledge.
- Learning Outcome 2-C: Explain how theoretical orientations reflect the historical and sociocultural contexts in which they were developed.
- Learning Outcome 2-D: Describe and apply theoretical orientations to at least one area of social reality.
GOAL 3. Students should understand the role of evidence using qualitative and quantitative methods in sociology.
- Learning Outcome 3-A: Identify, compare, and contrast basic methodological approaches.
- Learning Outcome 3-B: Design and implement a research study and explain why various choices were made.
- Learning Outcome 3-C: Critically interpret the results of research.
- Learning Outcome 3-D: Describe ethical issues in research and how to resolve them.
GOAL 4. Students should understand the utility of sociological knowledge and skills in the social world.
- Learning Outcome 4-A: Apply sociological concepts and principles to institutions, situations and her/his own life.
- Learning Outcome 4-B: Apply the sociological imagination to institutions, situations and her/his own life.
GOAL 5. Students should understand American and global diversity and inequalities.
- Learning Outcome 5-A: Describe the significance of race, ethnicity, and nationality.
- Learning Outcome 5-B: Describe the significance of social class.
- Learning Outcome 5-C: Describe the significance of sex, gender, and gender identity.
- Learning Outcome 5-D. Describe the significance of sexuality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity.
- Learning Outcome 5-E. Describe the significance of age and ability.
- Learning Outcome 5-F. Describe the significance of cultural relativity, prejudice, and discrimination across groups and through time.
Amended and Approved by faculty on January 23, 2008