Liberal Arts and Sciences: Sociology Option
The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers and businessmen, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded, individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study and professional school. The Sociology Option offers a greater degree of specialization.
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
- Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
- Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
- Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
- Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.
Upon successful completion of the Sociology Option requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to apply to different social contexts the concept of the Sociological Imagination.
- Identify inequalities of social class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, gender identity, age and disability and apply this knowledge to an analysis of different social contexts.
- Describe and compare different social scientific theories.
- Recognize and implement quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Jawied Nawabi