Sociology Goals & Objectives

Specific Objectives:

1.1   Students will reflexively connect individual experiences with larger social structures and forces.

 

Specific Objectives:

2.1 Students will gain a strong grasp of classical and contemporary sociological theories.

2.2 Students will compare and contrast the different theoretical perspectives.

2.3 Students will apply the theories to comprehend key social issues.

 

 

Specific Objectives:

3.1 Students will successfully design a research project.

3.2 Students will critically assess published research.

3.3 Students will develop theoretically informed hypotheses.

3.4 Students will test and analyze data.

3.5 Students will produce a comprehensive paper reporting their own research findings.

3.6 Students will become aware of ethical concerns related to the conduct of research.

Specific Objectives:

4.1 Students will acquire detailed knowledge of important social institutions, policies and cultural frameworks.

4.2 Students will learn how the foregoing social structures can both contribute to and ameliorate observed social inequalities.

Specific Objectives:

5.1 Students will be able to evaluate the importance of variation in social processes and outcomes by race, class, gender and other relevant social categories.

5.2 Students will compare and analyze social life across cultures.

5.3 Students will compare and analyze social life across historical periods.

Specific Objectives:

6.1 Students can convey their sociological knowledge in writing to a range of audiences, including the research community, policy makers and the general public.

6.2 Students can convey their sociological knowledge orally to a range of audiences, including the research community, policy makers and the general public.