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Sociology and Anthropology Student Learning Outcomes

  • SOCIAL EXPERIENCE: Students will be able to analyze and evaluate how the systems, structures, institutions, and policies in a society shape social experiences. Further, students will be able to identify and articulate how their own worldview is shaped by their particular environment as compared to others.​​​​​​​
  • METHODOLOGY: Students will understand the methodological approaches that apply with particularity to the social sciences as well as display both qualitative and quantitative research abilities and be able to use these skills to develop creative thinking to address social questions.
  • SOCIAL STRUCTURE: Students will be able to identify and understand normative order and deviance (currently and historically) in the context of inequality, power, and the social construction of reality in which these are based. This understanding includes the ability to think critically about social structure, evaluate the sources of structural inequality in our society, and comprehend the relationship between theory and real-world experiences with social structure. Additionally, students will be able to develop an appreciation for the short and long-term implications and consequences of following and violating expectations of social structure.
  • CULTURAL AWARENESS: Students will be able to understand the historical and current contexts of the diversity of human experiences. Specifically, they will be sensitive to issues of stratification in relation to a range of intersectional identities (cultural, ethnic, racial, etc.) and in shaping diverse notions of belonging within a complex world.
  • WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communication and show this ability through the writing of cogent and well-researched presentations, papers, and essays on matters relevant to the social sciences. To this end, students will be able to use the library and online resources to provide academically acceptable references including bibliographies, footnotes, and endnotes.