Sociology Learning Outcomes

Goals for majors

  1. Sociological Knowledge. We expect students to have attained:
    • Knowledge of basic sociological concepts
    • Familiarity with various theoretical perspectives within sociology
    • Knowledge of ways of collecting and evaluating sociological evidence
  2. Sociological Skills. We expect student to acquire:
    • An ability to think critically and imaginatively about society and social issues, using sociological knowledge.
    • An ability to express this thinking clearly through oral and written communication
    • An ability to use the standards of the field to evaluate the quality of sociological work, including one’s own work
  3. Sociological Values. We expect students to demonstrate:
    • An appreciation for social and intellectual diversity
    • An awareness of social inequality
    • A commitment to social justice