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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Sociology

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.

Concentration Requirements:

Methodology of Social Research 3cr
Statistics and/or Probability Theory 3cr
Sociological Theory 3cr upper level

Social Stratification, Organizations, Social Psychology, Urban/Rural,                                    
Sociology, Family, Ethnic Relations, Social Change

9cr upper level
Electives for a cohesive program of study 15cr
Capstone 3cr


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:

  1. use qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including statistical reasoning, research design, and evaluation of data;
  2. identify key concepts of classical and contemporary sociological theory;
  3. evaluate societal institutions and social processes, e.g., stratification, racial and ethnic groups, gender, family, urban, work, health care, and education;
  4. relate sociological research to social policy formation;
  5. explain the relationship between personal experience and societal change within an historical/global context; and
  6. synthesize their learning of the concentration through a research paper, project, portfolio, or practicum.