Learning Goal:

Demonstrate understanding of the discipline of Sociology and its role in contributing to our understanding of social worlds.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles and concepts to an analysis of the social world.
  • Describe how Sociology differs from other social sciences.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of socialization, culture, social interaction, social structure, social inequalities, and social institutions.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of how Sociology interacts with and changes the social world.

Learning Goal:

Demonstrate understanding of the role of theory in Sociology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think theoretically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend theoretical texts in a “theoretically literate” manner.
  • Critically appraise theoretical approaches.
  • Apply relevant theories to social questions.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of classical and contemporary sociological theories.

Learning Goal:

Demonstrate understanding of the role of research methods in Sociology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify basic methodological approaches to building sociological knowledge, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, and challenges.
  • Generate sociological research questions and articulate the steps in the research process.
  • Locate, read and critically analyze research articles.

Learning Goal:

Think Critically.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become active consumers of social information from both academic and non-academic sources and prepare to be an engaged citizen.
  • Be able to understand non-western/industrialized social worlds and realities.

Learning Goal:

Communicate Effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to express ideas in a clear and coherent manner in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to express ideas in a clear and coherent manner in oral presentation.