Major, Bachelor of Science Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Develop an awareness of personal assumptions, as well as basic American assumptions in analyzing positions on social issues.
- Discern the basic components of culture including group diversity, socialization, identity, and cultural symbols.
- Delineate the basic process and consequences of stratification across social categories including ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and societies.
- Recognize how social institutions operate organizationally within society and how they vary over time and space.
- Create reasonable linkages between empirical evidence and theory utilizing both inductive and deductive forms of logic.
- Develop effective ways of communicating in professional contexts.
- Understand basic research procedures in accord with the scholarly practices of the discipline of Sociology including the utilization of research journals and their documentation, construction of a research document to report findings, and the proper citation of sources.
- Critically evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical views and everyday frameworks of understanding, recognizing the complexity and uncertainty that are always present.
Sociology, BS (43-756) (4 Year Guide)