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Discipline: Sociology, Philosophy
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity SOC 20
  • Students will know major concepts of race and ethnicity.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • 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.
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors SOC 20H
  • Students will know major concepts of the sociology of race and ethnic relations.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • 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 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.
Asian American Communities SOC 36
  • 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 analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze Asian American & Pacific Islander racial and ethnic identities and its interactions with different aspects of American society.
  • Students will be able to describe with clarity a change in cultural attitudes over time.
Child Development SOC 15
  • 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 be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development.
Critical Analysis and Writing ?Honors PHIL 9H
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument. (Revised 6/2020)
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency (precision, clarity, organization) in argumentative writing (with a minimum of 6,000 words for the semester), where positions are defended, and ideas are explored. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking PHIL 8
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply problem-solving skills to their personal belief systems and social issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Logical Writing PHIL 9
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency (precision, clarity, organization) in argumentative writing (with a minimum of 6,000 words for the semester), where positions are defended, and ideas are explored. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument.
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Ethics PHIL 12
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major moral philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze major philosophical schools of thought, including Virtue Ethics, Deontological Ethics, and Utilitarianism. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply moral reasoning to contemporary ethical issues and moral problems. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary texts in ethics. (Rev. 6/2020)
Ethics - Honors PHIL 12H
  • Students will be able to analyze major philosophical schools of thought, including Virtue Ethics, Deontological Ethics, and Utilitarianism. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply moral reasoning to contemporary ethical issues and moral problems. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary texts in ethics. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major moral philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
History of Western Philosophy PHIL 20B
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience, in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
History of Western Philosophy PHIL 20A
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
History of Western Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20BH
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience, in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
History of Western Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20AH
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Criminology SOC 5
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will know major concepts of criminology.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • 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 be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
  • 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.
Introduction to Criminology - Honors SOC 5H
  • 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.
Introduction to Gerontology SOC 4
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will know major concepts of gerontology.
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies SOC 130
  • Students will analyze the various ways people identify their sexual orientation, their gender identity and expression, or both in the U.S. and abroad through an intersectional framework.
  • Students will explore the intersections of homophobia, transphobia, sexism, heterosexism, racism, classism, ageism, ableism, and other intersecting identities within the context of LGBTQ political struggles in the United States.
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 5
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge to real world problems and contemporary issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to read, analyze and reflect on primary philosophical texts to formulate their own understanding. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors PHIL 5H
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge to real world problems and contemporary issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to read, analyze and reflect on primary philosophical texts to formulate their own understanding. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOC 12
  • Students will identify and review the basic principles of the scientific method and interpretive framework.
  • Students will be able to identify the differences between qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Students will be able to explain research findings in terms of validity, reliability, and ethics, and can recognize how social research can be used to make informed decisions
Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles SOC 40
  • Students will identify diverse presentations, experiences, and constructions of gender in society with special attention to intersectionality.
  • Students will use sociological perspectives to analyze gender and its role within major social institutions.
Introduction to Social Justice SOC 110
  • Students will use a social justice framework to explore social inequality related to the intersections of diverse groups related to age, culture, class, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, and religion.
  • Students will identify different social movements addressing social and economic justice.
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences SOC 23
  • Students will identify and complete statistical analyses that are most appropriate for sociological and behavioral sciences and identify the strength of association between sociological variables.
  • Students will calculate and interpret elementary numerical computations and variability in statistical data.
Logic in Practice PHIL 3
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply deductive and inductive reasoning to morals, politics, science, literature, and everyday life scenarios. (9/2020)
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Logic in Practice - Honors PHIL 3H
  • Students will be able to apply deductive and inductive reasoning to morals, politics, science, literature, and everyday life scenarios. (9/2020)
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
Major World Religions PHIL 15
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
Major World Religions - Honors PHIL 15H
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Major World Religions Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
Marriage and the Family SOC 14
  • 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.
Marriage and the Family - Honors SOC 14H
  • 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.
Sociology SOC 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.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social institutions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
Sociology SOC 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.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems.
Sociology - Honors SOC 1H
  • 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 apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
Sociology - Honors SOC 2H
  • 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.
Sociology of Religion SOC 7
  • Students will be able to differentiate between church, sect, and cults and between religious socialization and religious conversion.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess religion, religious groups, religious conflict on society, and different denominations.
Special Projects in Philosophy PHIL 99
  • Students will develop conceptual competence, demonstrate vigor of logical inquiry, and produce clarity of expression.
Special Projects in Sociology SOC 99
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual according to their special project of interest.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or work) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusion or judgements) as part of their special project coursework.