MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM

Mission Statement
We strive to create the premier program of applied sociology. Reaching this lofty goal is possible by training students in sociological practice. By participating in various academic courses and efforts, students will gain a deep understanding of the contextual influence of social factors on individual and group behavior and dynamics. Once armed with such knowledge, students will apply this understanding to improving their social world via heightened decision-making and policy analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • A successful student will be able to develop a "sociological imagination" - the ability to see the relationship between your personal experiences and society at large.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of key sociological terms and concepts. 
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological practice and research methods.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate pratice and application skills of sociological ideas and approaches to the study of social patterns and how circumstances are influenced by society and groups in power.
  • A successful student will be able to illustrate critical analysis of writings (article and/or book reviews). 
  • A successful student will be able to produce independent and original research (research projects, research papers).


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