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Department of Sociology

Sociology Program Goals

  • Students should develop a knowledge base constructed on the accumulation of sociological research.
  • Students should have an understanding of sociological theory.
  • Students should master sociological research methods and statistics.
  • Students should be well versed in the articulation of sociological perspectives.
  • Students should develop critical thinking skills.
  • Students should become responsive to social conditions and problems.
  • Students should be provided with the stimuli and models for the acquisition of professional values and roles.
  • Courses should emphasize the need to develop reflective decision making skills so that students may learn to apply their sociological knowledge.
  • Course offerings should include a variety of multicultural and global topics that focus on traditional as well as contemporary institutional issues.