“The mock class during Accepted Student Day really sealed the decision for me. The professor was giving a talk on sociology and social life. I wanted to stay in the classroom all day because it was something I was so interested in. He really knew how to grab our attention and I just felt connected with him. I could see myself wanting to be in a classroom like that every day.”
Caitlyn De Serres '18
Major: Psychology, Sociology
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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.