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Student Learning Outcomes -- Goals|Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

A Course-Embedded Assessment Mechanism with Four Goals for Measuring Student Learning Outcomes in Sociology Has Been Developed and Implemented. 

1.    Students will understand basic concepts and theoretical perspectives in sociology and how they are used in sociological explanations of social behavior.
2.    Students will understand how to collect, analyze, and interpret empirical evidence in sociological research.
3.    Students will gain familiarity with and develop an understanding of core substantive areas of sociological inquiry.
4.    Students will be able to express sociological ideas clearly and coherently both in writing and in oral presentations. 

Assessment procedure: Assessment will be done by sociology faculty who teach the required SOC 3090 Sociological Research course.

To view a brief description of the ETS Major Field Test (the direct assessment) -- click here

To view the questions that are an indirect assessment of the goals for undergraduate students -- click here.

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes   

1.  Students will develop broad knowledge of the theory and methods of the discipline and in-depth knowledge of a specific area of concentration.
2.  Students will develop advanced analytical, writing, and oral communication skill.
3.  Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct original research in a substantive area of sociology.

To view information on the direct assessment of the goals for graduate students -- click here 

To view information on the indirect assessment of the goals for graduate students -- click here

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