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Goals, Objectives, and Measures

Sociology

Sociology Program
Assessment Goals, Objectives, and Measurements
Fall 2010-2011

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Knowledge and Understanding of the Nature of Sociology and Other Social Sciences: Students will understand the core of sociological reasoning: how sociological  perspective is different from other social science perspectives; analyze personal experience using the “sociological imaginationâ€� Capstone Course Evaluation
Course-Embedded Assessment
Faculty designed Test and Exams
Portfolio Evaluation
Pre-Test and Post-Test Evaluation
Curriculum and Syllabus Analysis
Knowledge and skills of Sociological Research Students will be able  to conduct empirical sociological research following the steps in research methods Capstone Course Evaluation
Course-Embedded Assessment
Faculty designed Test and Exams
Pre-Test and Post-Test Evaluation
Understanding of the structure and functions  of the core institutions of society: Social Mapping Students will be able to describe the core institutions of society such as family, economy, politics, education, and religion Capstone Course Evaluation
Course-Embedded Assessment
Faculty designed Test and Exams
Pre-Test and Post-Test Evaluation
Understanding of society in terms of its culture and the competing social processes Student will understand the significance of culture: the issues of cultural diversity, change, and transformations; and examine how various social processes such as urbanization, industrialization, the rise of the information economy, and globalization shape contemporary social life and living Capstone Course Evaluation
Course-Embedded Assessment
Faculty designed Test and Exams
Pre-Test and Post-Test Evaluation
Understanding of  society in terms of its competing groups and classes Student will understand  the nature  of different social groups such as different races, ethnicities, religious groups, classes, and other socially vulnerable groups;  will examine how these competing groups shape  social change and the dynamics of social and political policy-making; and will gain an understand of the issues of  domination, subordination, and exploitation Capstone Course Evaluation
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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. Capstone Course Evaluation
Course-Embedded Assessment
Faculty designed Test and Exams
Understanding of how sociological  perspectives can be useful in public policy analysis and public-policy making Student will develop critical thinking about social and public policy issues from the perspective of sociology Capstone Course Evaluation
Course-Embedded Assessment
Faculty designed Test and Exams
Portfolio Evaluation