1. Sociology students should demonstrate a working knowledge of key concepts in sociology. (by defining, mastering the characteristics of, and being able to apply the concept to an example)
  2. Sociology students should demonstrate a working knowledge of the major theories in sociology, the role of theory in building knowledge, and for a given social phenomena, construct a reasoned argument based on a theoretical perspective.
  3. Sociology should demonstrate a working knowledge of research methods in sociology; including recognizing how the scientific method is used; applying the proper statistical procedure to data; and interpreting the data appropriately.
  4. Sociology students should demonstrate a working knowledge of cultural diversity including recognizing the significance of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality both within U.S. society and in the global community.

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