Sociology is the study of group life: its characteristics, values, changes, causes and consequences. It employs scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group relationships, social class, environment, technology and communications, health-seeking behavior, and social movements.
|Methodology of Social Research||3cr|
|Statistics and/or Probability Theory||3cr|
|Sociological Theory||3cr upper level|
Social Stratification, Organizations, Social Psychology, Urban/Rural,
|9cr upper level|
|Electives for a cohesive program of study||15cr|
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101) is a pre-requisite for this Concentration. Courses in social work cannot be used.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a concentration in Sociology will be able to:
- use qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including statistical reasoning, research design, and evaluation of data;
- identify key concepts of classical and contemporary sociological theory;
- evaluate societal institutions and social processes, e.g., stratification, racial and ethnic groups, gender, family, urban, work, health care, and education;
- relate sociological research to social policy formation;
- explain the relationship between personal experience and societal change within an historical/global context; and
- synthesize their learning of the concentration through a research paper, project, portfolio, or practicum.