Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain how society and culture affect individuals' lives and experiences.
  2. Explain how individuals create society.
  3. Describe, compare, and contrast the major sociological perspectives (including conflict theory, structural functionalism, and symbolic interaction).
  4. Apply relevant social theories to their own research questions.
  5. Develop independent sociological research questions.
  6. Find relevant sociological literature, summarize that work, and analyze it.
  7. Determine what questions need to be answered about a sociological topic.
  8. Learn and apply basic statistical (quantitative) methods.
  9. Learn and apply basic interview and ethnographic (qualitative) methods.
  10. Evaluate a study's methodological strengths and weaknesses.
  11. Determine which method is most appropriate for answering a research question.
  12. Analyze self-collected data.
  13. Explain the importance of power inequalities in social institutions and social interactions.
  14. Use sociological research to support different potential solutions to social problems.
  15. Participate in and analyze a work internship.
  16. Produce an independent sociological research report.