Sociology Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes for the B.A. Degree in Sociology:

1. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing and evaluating social, political, and/or cultural arguments, across a variety of areas such as inequality; social problems; and race, class, and gender.

2. Sociological Understanding: Demonstrate sociological understandings of phenomena, for example, how individual biographies are shaped by social structures, social institutions, cultural practices, and multiple axes of difference and/or inequality.

3. Written and Oral Communication: Formulate effective and convincing written and/or oral arguments.

4. Social Theory: Demonstrate the ability to use several of the major classical or contemporary perspectives in social theory.

5. Research Methodology: Demonstrate the ability to use several of the major social science research methodologies.