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 apply sociological and relevant interdisciplinary concepts and theory to an understanding and analysis of social institutions and social structure;
  3. Students will develop the tools needed to think methodologically about how to gather qualitative and use data as part of a collaborative research team and use qualitative data to study social life
  4. Students will cultivate and strengthen their critical thinking, collaborative project-based work, and analytical writing in theory and applied sociology;
  5. Through internships, students will develop their knowledge about career fields that put into practice a sociological imagination.
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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