Throughout this program, students will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives. The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media.
The Study of Sociology allows us to understand the structure and dynamics of our society and other societies the intricate connection to human behavior within it and the individual life changes that affect it. Sociology examines the way in which humans interact with each other, whether as individuals, groups, organizations, communities, or various social and economic classifications including sex, age, race, or class, More than that, the course will take a look at other social institutions family, economic, political, religious and how they affect human attitudes, interactions and opportunities. Sociology addresses the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions that can alter or affect individuals and organizations in various ways. Students considering a course of study in sociology, or perhaps entering this profession, have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of fields including healthcare, social work, corrections and even criminology.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Examine the field of sociology in terms of history, theoretical perspectives, research methods, and ethical issues
Explain cultures and their role in social interactions
Examine socialization and factors that affect socialization and social interactions
Assess deviance and the reasons for deviant behaviors
Analyze the different social stratifications
Explain sexual and racial discrimination
Critique inequalities in gender and age and their impacts on society
Assess the various social groups and organizations within societies, and discuss their origin
Analyze poverty and its effects on society
Examine factors that influence decision making and choice
Analyze the history of politics, globalization, and the effects of transformation
Examine the role of family in socialization
Examine diversity in U.S. families and study trends in marriages, remarriages, and divorce
Examine issues in education and factors that affect the educational system in the United States
Analyze religion in the U.S. and other world religions
Examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the U.S. and the world
Analyze the history, theory of population growth, and demographics
Explain the process of social change
Examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment
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