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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
  2. 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.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the Sociology Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to apply to different social contexts the concept of the Sociological Imagination.
  2. 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.
  3. Describe and compare different social scientific theories.
  4. Recognize and implement quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences.

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