The Sociology Program is both rigorous and flexible, offering a diverse curriculum with a range of courses in the major sub-disciplines of sociology, including social institutions, criminology, power and privilege, and contemporary social problems.
Sociology critically examines the human experience, social arrangements, and the relationship of the individual to society. It confronts the rich diversity in human life, encompassing the family, youth, gender, crime, ethnic relations and work, to name a few.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Articulate their place in human culture and the global society from a multi-disciplinary perspective acquired through the study if the social sciences, humanities, history, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and languages.
- Apply the Sociological Imagination to the connection between the individual and society.
- Compare the major theoretical perspectives of the discipline.
- Define the core concepts of sociology including culture, socialization, social structure, and social control.
- Analyze social institutions and inequalities with regard to race, gender, age, and class.
- Interpret empirical evidence in sociological research as they apply to social issues and problems.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.