“The importance of time management and prioritization; those are two consistent themes that can be found in my every day work. Ultimately, completing a dual degree at Curry, working several on campus jobs and interning at various companies are what helped me perfect time management and prioritization. These transferable skills have served me well and will continue to serve me well as I move forward in my career.”
Elton Silva '14
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Major: Communication, Management
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The Sociology Major
- Describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other social sciences
- Describe how sociology contributes to an understanding of social life
- Differentiate between micro and macro levels of sociological analysis
- Explain the "sociological imagination" and apply to one's one life as an individual in society
- Define theory and describe its role in building sociological knowledge
- Explain and apply sociological perspectives
- Identify basic research approaches and describe the general role of methods in building sociological knowledge
- Demonstrate global awareness: How cultures and societies vary across time and space?
- Explain how the process of socialization and agents of socialization such as family, work, religion, education, government, and peer groups shapes the development of the self and influences culture.
- Recognize how social factors influence individuals' behavior, life chances, and life choices
- Explain how people's actions and interactions influence society
- Recognize how institutions mutually affect each other and individuals
- Recognize the role of activism in social change
- Define social policy and explain its importance
- Explore the many forms of interlocking oppression that marginalize, disenfranchise, and 'other' groups. Particular focus will paid to race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.