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Student Learning Goals

Upon completion of the Sociology or Criminology major, students will have acquired . . .

  • A basic understanding of the perspectives operating within Sociology and Criminology.
  • The critical writing and reading skills necessary for graduate work and professional careers.
Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Apply the following core concepts: social change, socialization, stratification, social structure, institutions and social differentiation by race/ethnicity, gender, and class.
  • Compare and/or contrast theoretical perspectives in reference to a social phenomenon.
  • Compare and/or contrast basic methodological approaches and procedures in gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Construct an analytical thesis statement that states what their essay or research paper is attempting to argue.          
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
  • Critique texts or sources in their own words.