Demonstrate understanding of the discipline of Sociology and its role in contributing to our understanding of social worlds.
- Apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles and concepts to an analysis of the social world.
- Describe how Sociology differs from other social sciences.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of socialization, culture, social interaction, social structure, social inequalities, and social institutions.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of how Sociology interacts with and changes the social world.
Demonstrate understanding of the role of theory in Sociology.
- Demonstrate the ability to think theoretically.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend theoretical texts in a “theoretically literate” manner.
- Critically appraise theoretical approaches.
- Apply relevant theories to social questions.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of classical and contemporary sociological theories.
Demonstrate understanding of the role of research methods in Sociology.
- Identify basic methodological approaches to building sociological knowledge, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, and challenges.
- Generate sociological research questions and articulate the steps in the research process.
- Locate, read and critically analyze research articles.
- Become active consumers of social information from both academic and non-academic sources and prepare to be an engaged citizen.
- Be able to understand non-western/industrialized social worlds and realities.
- Demonstrate the ability to express ideas in a clear and coherent manner in writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to express ideas in a clear and coherent manner in oral presentation.