Indicators of Achievement

Student Learning Outcomes for the Sociology Major

  1. Students will develop their capacity to think sociologically, cultivating in them a “sociological imagination” with which to interpret the social world
  2. Students will develop their ability to recognize and apply multiple theoretical perspectives to an understanding and analysis of human agency and social structure
  3. Students will develop the tools needed to think methodologically about how to gather and use data to study social life
  4. Students will cultivate and strengthen their ability to think critically and write analytically
  5. Students will plan and implement an original research project through which they demonstrate an integrated understanding of sociological thinking, theory, and research and analysis methods
Willamette University

Sociology Department

Smullin Hall 3rd floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6556 voice
503-370-6720 fax

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