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Skidmore College
Sociology Department

Student Learning Goals

I. Knowledge

  • Acquire knowledge about human society through the study of sociology and related disciplines
  • Understand core sociological concepts such as social structure, social inequality, socialization, social norms, social roles, social identities, social institutions, social theory, social research
  • Recognize variation in human behavior and social systems over time and place

II. Intellectual Skills and Practice

  • Use sociological imagination; understand the intersection of biography and history
  • Gather, analyze, integrate, and apply varied forms of social scientific evidence
  • Engage diversity to practice sociology, collaboratively and across social identities

III. Values and Transformation

  • Interrogate one’s own values in relation to sociological learning
  • Apply sociological knowledge and learning to matters of personal and social concern
  • Carry sociology into life at and beyond college