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Department of Sociology

Learning Goals

  • Understanding social reality and society.
  • Research and statistical skills for evaluating and gathering evidence about social life and social relations.
  • Knowledge about basic concepts such as culture, socialization, stratification, institutions, self deviance, and so forth.
  • Knowledge about how the self develops sociologically rather than psychologically.
  • Understanding how institutions like the family, education, and the economy are interrelated.
  • Understanding the significance of variations by race, social class, gender, and age.
  • Ability to think critically about social events and to present opposing viewpoints and alternative hypotheses on various social issues.

Ver. February 28, 2013

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