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Sociology

Fall 2010 - 2011

Number of Goals and Objectives Program Objectives Courses in which aspects of these objectives are met Course Numbers
1 Understanding of the Nature of Sociology and Other Social Sciences: Students will gain an understanding of the origin of sociology as a science, the socio-historical context of the rise of modernity and modern social sciences including sociology Introduction to Sociology
Sociological Theory
Seminar in Sociology
American History to 1865
SOC 201
SOC 385
SOC 488
HIST 255
2 Understanding of the Nature of Sociological Research: Students will develop skills to draw sociological hypotheses on the basis of GSS data, understand theory-hypotheses connections; develop social measurement and indicators; and conduct empirical sociological research Methods of Social Research
Social Statistics
Social Theory
SOC 297
SOC 245
SOC 385
3 Enhancement of the skills for social mapping and the core functions of a Society (AGIL): Students will learn to describe a society in terms of its social structure  and the nature and the functions of the complex of its key  institutions such as  family, economy, politics, health, education, and religion Introduction to Sociology
Sociological Theory
Family
Population
Principles of Economics
SOC 201
SOC 385
SOC 401
SOC 481
ECON 201
4 Understanding of a society in terms of its culture and the competing social processes: Student will learn to understand and examine the centrality of the notion of culture, the modes of cultural analysis, the issues of cultural diversity, and change and transformation in varying social processes such as urbanization, industrialization, suburbanization, the rise of the information economy, and globalization. Introduction to Sociology
Social Theory
Population
Urban Sociology
Social Psychology
American History Since 1865
SOC 201
SOC 385
SOC 481
SOC 306
SOC 360
HIST 256
5 Understanding of a society in terms of its competing groups and classes: Student will learn about the rise, formation, and the nature  of different social groups such as different races, ethnicities, religious groups, classes, and other socially vulnerable groups; students will examine how these competing groups shape the processes of social change and the dynamics of social and political policy-making; students will understand the issues of  domination, subordination, exploitation, and social conflicts of varying types. Social Stratification
Sociology of the African-American
Race and Ethnic Relations
Introduction to Sociology
SOC 412
SOC 305
SOC 302
SOC 201
6 Understanding of social problems, crimes, and deviance: students will gain an understanding of how social problems including crime and deviance are defined, who define them and with what consequences; how social problems are constructed and crime control strategies, punishment, and justice are perceived and pursued. Social Problem
Juvenile Delinquency
Social Psychology
Social Theory
SOC 202
CJ 491
SOC 360
SOC 385
7 Understanding of how sociological methods and perspectives can be applied in empirical analysis of social facts and events: Student will learn to use sociologically grounded theories, concepts and hypotheses in examining social problems of different kinds; and theory-practice and theory-policy connections. Senior Seminar
Social Theory
Methods of Social Research
Social Statistics
Urban Sociology
Social Psychology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of the African-American
SOC 488
SOC 385
SOC 297
SOC 245
SOC 306
SOC 360
SOC 302
SOC305