|Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes
I. Critical Thinking: : Students will evaluate the validity of
own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and
synthesizing results into the creative process
A. Collect, organize, classify, correlate, analyze, and present
materials and data from a variety of academic disciplines and
sources, distinguishing between facts and opinion, judgments
and inferences, and the objective and subjective.
C. Consciously raise questions, suspending judgment and
remaining open to new information, methocs, cultural systems,
values, and beliefs.
V. Cultural Literacy: Students will develop an appreciation of
culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in
A. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, national, ethnic,
religious, and gender difference among people of the world.
B. Assess mass media messages, derive important news and other
essential information from a variety of sources, and
thoughtfully use this knowledge as a responsible citizen.
VI. Social Skills: Students will develop and use skills and
attitudes that integrate individuals into society.
A. Demonstrate appropriate social skills, language, and emotions
in different situations, showing respect for others'
D. Work both alone and with others, understanding the roles of
leadership and teamwork, to achieve goals.
Major Learning Outcomes:
1. To become familiar with the discipline of sociology and its role
in contributing to our understanding of social reality (including
issues of stratification, inequality, globalization, and
2. To recognize the role of theory, the importance of
based evidence, and the value of qualitative and quantitative
methods in sociology.
3. To understand how culture and social structure operate,
reciprocal relationships between individuals and society.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:
1. Describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other
2. Explore issues of stratification, inequality and difference,
detailing the influences and interconnections of social
structure, social structure, social forces, and technology.
3. Define theory and its role in building sociological knowledge,
comparing and contrasting basic theoretical orientations in
sociology and applying this knowledge to historical and current
4. Identify basic methodological approaches and apply the scientific
method to sociological research.
5. Apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles, and
sociological concepts to their own life.
6. Explain how the self develops sociologically, recognizing the
impact of culture and society on values, thoughts, and behaviors.