Sociology Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are a means to determine what students know, think, feel or do as a result of a given learning experience. In this process, the outcomes are written by the department or unit members. Outcomes assessment, including at the course, program, and institutional levels, allows departments to discover if the students are, in fact, learning what they are expected to learn. The use of assessment results stimulates discussion and directs activities that can improve instructional delivery, curricula, programs, and/or services.

Program Level Outcomes

Outcome Details
PRACTICAL USE OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding and practical use of research studies to assess how social forces shape, guide and influence individual and group behavior.
INTERSECTIONALITY Students will be able to identify the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality, and other social groups.
RESEARCH Students will be able to identify research methods, interpret and evaluate sociological research studies.
THEORY Students will be able to make theoretically-informed evaluations of the basic dimensions of social inequalities and social change.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  1. Students will recognize and respect the beliefs, opinions, and values of other individuals and cultures.
  2. Students will demonstrate an awareness of personal, social, civic, and environmental responsibility.

 

Outcomes By Course

Course Sociology Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
SOC 1/H
  1. 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.
  2. Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions.
  3. Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
SOC 2/H
  1. Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems.
  2. 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.
SOC 5/H
  1. Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
  2. 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
SOC 15
  1. 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.
  2. Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development.
SOC 14/H
  1. 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 20/H
  1. 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.