Sociology, Philosophy

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
SOC 36Asian American Communities^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to describe with clarity a change in cultural attitudes over time. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
SOC 15Child Development^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development. ^ Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding physical growth and social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception to adolescence across all major concepts of child development. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of child development.
PHIL 9HCritical Analysis and Writing ?Honors^ Students completing an assignment in Critical Analysis and Writing Honors course will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
PHIL 8Critical Thinking^ Pre and Post-Surveys to identify student knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive and Deductive) ^ Students completing an assignment in Critical Thinking will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will take Pre and Post-Surveys to identify knowledge of Evaluation Arguments (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound).
PHIL 9Critical Thinking and Logical Writing^ Students completing an assignment in Critical Thinking and Logical Writing will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will take an embedded surveys to identify their knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound).
PHIL 12Ethics^ Students completing an assignment in Ethics will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their ethics coursework. ^ Students will identify knowledge of Philosophers and their Ethical Systems (Aristotle, Kant, Ross, Sartre). ^ Students will identify various Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics).
PHIL 12HEthics - Honors^ Students will be able to identify both culture and its influence on human expression. ^ Students will be able to identify the different Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics) ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will identify knowledge of Philosophers and their Ethical systems
PHIL 20AHistory of Western Philosophy^ Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of five major schools of thought. ^ Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their history of philosophy coursework.
PHIL 20BHistory of Western Philosophy^ Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of the founders of the major schools of modern thought. ^ Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy course will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their history of western philosophy coursework.
PHIL 20BHHistory of Western Philosophy - Honors^ Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy Honors course will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
PHIL 20AHHistory of Western Philosophy - Honors^ Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
SOC 5Introduction to Criminology^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals. ^ Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of criminology.
SOC 5HIntroduction to Criminology - Honors^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals. ^ Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of criminology.
SOC 4Introduction to Gerontology^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of gerontology.
PHIL 5Introduction to Philosophy^ Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will identify knowledge of Empirical and Rational systems of knowledge. ^ Students will identify knowledge of Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics). ^ Students will identify knowledge of Ontological topics (Monism, Dualism, Pluralism).
PHIL 5HIntroduction to Philosophy - Honors^ Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Empirical and Rational systems of knowledge. ^ Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Ethical Systems (Deonlogical, Teleological, and Virtue Ethics). ^ Students will attempt to identify of Ontological topics (Monism, Dualism, and Pluralism) ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
PHIL 3Logic in Practice^ Students completing an assignment in Logic will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. ^ Students identify knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound) ^ Students identify knowledge of Types of Fallacies (Relevance and Weak Induction). ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their logic coursework. ^ Students will identify knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive/Deductive).
PHIL 3HLogic in Practice - Honors^ Students completing an assignment in Logic Honors will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. ^ Students identify knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound) ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will identify knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive/Deductive).
PHIL 15Major World Religions^ Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of five Major World Religions. ^ Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of the Founders of the Major World Religions. ^ Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their world religion coursework.
PHIL 15HMajor World Religions - Honors^ Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of five Major World Religions. ^ Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of the Founders of the Major World Religions. ^ Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
SOC 14Marriage and the Family^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of marriage and family. ^ Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
SOC 14HMarriage and the Family - Honors^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of marriage and family. ^ Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
SOC 1Sociology^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework. ^ Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups. ^ Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of ones beliefs, opinions, and values. ^ Students will know major concepts of sociology.
SOC 2Sociology^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems. ^ Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the analysis of how controversial public issues arise in contemporary American society and the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality and other social groups. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
SOC 1HSociology - Honors^ Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of ones beliefs, opinions, and values. ^ Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate an thorough understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups. ^ Students will thoroghly analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will thoroughly know the major concepts of General Sociology.
SOC 2HSociology - Honors^ Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems. ^ Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the analysis of how controversial public issues arise in contemporary American society and the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality and other social groups. ^ Students will demonstrate an thorough understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of social problems. ^ Students will thoroughly analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
SOC 20Sociology of Ethnic Relations^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of race and ethnicity. ^ Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
SOC 20HSociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors ^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will know major concepts of the sociology of race and ethnic relations. ^ Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
SOC 7Sociology of Religion^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework. ^ Students will know the major concepts of religion.
PHIL 99Special Projects in Philosophy^ Students will develop conceptual competence, demonstrate vigor of logical inquiry, and produce clarity of expression.
SOC 99Special Projects in Sociology^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual. ^ Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.