Students will demonstrate familiarity with essential sociological concepts: socialization, stratification, social structure, culture, ideology, institutions, differentiation by race/ethnicity, gender and age, and deviance.
Students will demonstrate an ability to apply the sociological imagination to contemporary social issues.
Students will develop an understanding of how sociological analysis could inform policy.
Students will value inquiry of social inequality, focusing on the association of race, class, and gender with social inequality
Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis, probability issues, inferential statistics, and use of statistical computer software.
Students will demonstrate an understanding the benefits and limitations of different data collection strategies.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic theoretical positions and concepts of Marx, Durkheim and Weber.
Students will demonstrate understanding of one or more contemporary debates in sociological theory.
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically assess published sociological research.
Students will demonstrate an indepth understanding of at least one area of sociology.
Students will successfully identify a research question and appropriate methods for answering that question. They will write a research report and/or term papers that address this research question.
Students will demonstrate the ability to write effectively.