Sociology/Anthropology Major

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. comprehension of the social and cultural processes that inform human interaction and the power dynamics that produce stratification and inequality.
  2. ability to describe key theories anthropologists and sociologists utilize, apply the theories to a range of social phenomena, and explain how such theories relate to specific historical contexts.
  3. ability to apply the key qualitative and quantitative methods used in anthropology and sociology, to analyze data gathered through these methods and to critically evaluate the methods’ strengths, limitations, and use for specific research purposes.
  4. ability to describe how institutions shape cultures and societies and explain how these institutions vary across time and space.
  5. comprehension of the political and ethical implications of social research.

September 2008