Sociology Department Course Descriptions & Schedules

course descriptionsEach class offered through the Sociology Department has a unique course description written by the professor teaching the class.

Please note: All course descriptions are in PDF format

Curriculum Goals

  • Intellectual Competence and Relevance: To develop the capacity to understand
    contemporary issues from a sociological perspective and to grasp major issues in
    sociology.
  • Critical Comprehension: To develop the capacity for critical reading of scholarly
    and professional materials in sociology.
  • Written and Oral Presentation: To develop the capacity for critical written and
    oral presentation and evaluation of scholarly and professional materials in
    sociology.
  • Bibliographic Search: To develop the capacity to identify and to make productive
    use of a variety of traditional and non-traditional bibliographic and archival
    sources.
  • Computer & Information Technologies: To achieve competence in the use of
    basic computer modalities and relevant information technologies.
  • Professional Ethics: To develop an understanding of the ethical issues involved
    in scholarly inquiry and professional and workplace practice, and in publication.
  • Individual and Collaborative Work: To gain experience working individually and
    collaboratively.
  • Responsible Citizenship: To develop an understanding of the rights and
    obligations of their roles as citizens, of their exercise, and of the application of
    critical inquiry to these roles.