Sociology Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes
  1. Expand the awareness and application of the sociological imagination and how it is applied in the anthropology field.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • describe how sociology and anthropology are distinct from other social sciences;
    • apply the sociological imagination to social phenomena;
    • apply anthropology to social phenomena.
  2. Emphasize the role of sociological and anthropological theory in social perspectives.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • describe the role of theory in building sociological and anthropological knowledge;
    • compare and contrast different theoretical perspectives;
    • apply these theories to social conditions.
  3.  Examine, apply, and critically assess the nature of evidence in sociology and anthropology.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • identify the basic methodological approaches in building sociological and anthropological  knowledge;
    • compare and contrast various research methodologies;
    • design and complete a written research project;
    • critically assess published research.
  4.  Apply and assess a wide range of data analysis.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • recognizes the role of data analysis in building sociological and anthropological knowledge and testing sociological theory;
    • use computer software for statistical analysis;
    • understand appropriate statistical techniques;
    • draw valid conclusions from the data analysis.
  5.  Examine how cultural and social structures operate.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • describe different social institutions and their various influences on the individual.
    • explain how the aforementioned institutions are interrelated;
    • evaluate them using sociological theory;
    • Explain the concept of culture and its influences on human condition.
  6.  Examine the diversity of human societies.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • describe the significance of variation by race, class, gender, religion and age;
    • explain patterns and variations using sociological and anthropological perspectives;
    •  justify policy recommendations to address social inequalities.
  7.  Communicate sociology and anthropology effectively.
    ​Students will be able to:
    • produce well written papers that clearly express sociological and anthropological knowledge;
    • clearly express sociological and anthropological knowledge in verbal presentations;
    • demonstrate critical thinking.