Student Learning Outcomes
SLOS SOCIOLOGY 2009-2010
SOC1/Program Level SLOS
Identify the current goals of sociology.
Compare and contrast the three main sociological theories in sociology.
Apply social theories correctly to examples of current or historical events.
Analyze specific sociological topics, utilizing the major theoretical models that are appropriate for each specific topic.
Differentiate social research and social research methods from other research models.
Describe the role that culture plays in affecting group as well as individual behaviors.
Differentiate between Sociology and the other social sciences.
Define and apply the sociological imagination/sociological perspective.
Identify and apply specific sociological terms and concepts.
Explain how various social locations such as class, race, gender, age and sexuality are vital to the study of sociology and apply them to specific sociological topics.
Identify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns.
Identify current research methods that are utilized for the investigation of social problems.
Compare and contrast various social problem programs and/or treatments in terms of their effectiveness.
Apply the three main social theories to various social problems in society.
Critically evaluate the proposed ways to alleviate the major social problems facing society today.
Identify whether a specific social problem is being evaluated from a micro or macro perspective.
Apply the three main sociological theories to examples of the various issues affecting marriage and the family both historically and in contemporary American society.
Identify whether issues related to marriage and the family are private or public issues.
Evaluate social research on marriage and the family.
Identify current research methods that are utilized for the investigation of issues affecting marriage and the family.
Identify and evaluate gender socialization and gender norms/expectations as they relate to marriage and the family.
Compare and contrast the family structure historically and in present day society.
Compare and contrast cultural expectations and pressures involved in singlehood, interpersonal attraction, marriage, and the family.
Identify and evaluate issues of family conflict, divorce, and remarriage.
Identify the historical and current trends that affect racial/ethnic minority families.
Describe the major concepts related to the socialization of the child.
Apply the sociological concepts to examples of the various issues the socialization of the child.
Apply the three main sociological theories to examples of the various issues affecting the socialization of the child.
Analyze and evaluate current social research on socialization of the child.
Identify and analyze the ecological factors that influence the socialization of the child (Microsystems, mesosystems, and macrosystems).
Examine and analyze the other institutional influences on the socialization of the child (education, economics, family, politics, religion, etc.).
Analyze the factors that affect the family and family life and in turn affect the socialization of the child.
Identify, analyze, and evaluate community support services and agencies.
Synthesize specific issues that affect child socialization and analyze cause-and-effect relationships.
Synthesize and analyze social change and the current impact on children and their families.
Define race and ethnicity as fluid social and historical constructs.
Compare and contrast the sociological, psychological, and historical differences between the ethnic groups.
Explain the consequences that specific group membership has on life experiences and future outcomes.
Apply sociological ideologies and concepts in discussions of the history of specific ethnic groups in the United States.
Evaluate and discuss the stereotypes of ethnic groups in the United States as well as the effects stereotyping has on group members.
Compare and contrast the different theories of prejudice and discrimination.
Describe the patterns of immigration and assimilation.
Discuss diversity awareness and the steps towards equality.
Apply the three main social theories to examples of women's cultural, social, psychological, and economic experiences and/or conditions.
Describe the status of women in contemporary American society by incorporating analysis of the cultural, social, psychological, and economic conditions of women.
Describe and explain the sociological perspectives on studying women and the social construction of gender.
Explain how gender affects women's sex role socialization, intimate relationships, the family, sexuality, and body image.
Identify issues of gender inequality within employment and the economy.
Identify and evaluate specific issues of health, reproduction, and the healthcare system that affect a diverse group of women.
Identify and evaluate women's religious experiences and their roles within the church.
Identify the various experiences of women in terms of crime and within the criminal justice system based on their race and social class.
Identify and explain women's role in politics, government, and the military and its consequences.
Identify the effects the media has on women in contemporary society, including their self-concepts, values, and behaviors.
Identify issues of sexism including identifying whether the problems are micro or macro issues.
Describe and explain feminism and the future of women in contemporary society.
Apply social theories and sociological concepts to historical and current examples of social stratification.
Describe the concept of social stratification.
Describe the specific theories of social stratification.
Understand the development, structures, patterns, and consequences of social stratification, as well as the maintenance of the systems of stratification.
Describe the American system of stratification and explain social mobility.
Describe the specific dimensions of social stratification in the United States and globally, including social class, gender, race and ethnicity, and political participation and power.
Describe the effects of inequality on minority groups.