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Skidmore College
Sociology Department

Student Learning Goals

Below are the departmental learning goals mapped to College-wide goals for student learning.

  1. Knowledge
    • Acquire knowledge about human society through the study of sociology and related disciplines. (Ia, Ib, Ic)
    • Understand core sociological concepts such as social structure, social inequality, socialization, social norms, social roles, social identities, social institutions, social theory, social research.  (Ib, IIIa)
    • Recognize variation in human behavior and social systems over time and place. (Ia, Ib, IIIb)
  2. Intellectual Skills and Practice
    • Use sociological imagination; understand the intersection of biography and history. (Ia, Ib, Ic, IIa, IIIa)
    • Gather, analyze, integrate, and apply varied forms of social scientific evidence. (Ib, Ic, IIa, IIb, IIc, IVa)
    • Engage diversity to practice sociology, collaboratively and across social identities. (Ib, IIc, IId, IIIb, IIIc)
  3. Values and Transformation
    • Interrogate one’s own values in relation to sociological learning. (IIa, IIe, IIIa, IIIv)
    • Apply sociological knowledge and learning to matters of personal and social concern. (Ia, IIIb, IIc, IId, IIe, IIIc, IIId, IVa, IVc)
    • Carry sociology into life at and beyond college. (IIe, IIIc, IIId, IVc)