Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sociology Department is to create an active learning environment in which students gain an understanding of humans in groups and human social behavior. Through systematic critical study, students are exposed to classical sociological ideas, current scholarship, and its application to our increasingly global and rapidly changing, diverse societies.

Learning Goals


Students will be able to…

  • Describe the interaction between the individual and society; develop a sociological eye
  • Explain the social construction of reality and culture
  • Describe major sociological perspectives
  • Critically analyze the society in which they live, and view the world from a critical perspective


Students will be able to…

  • Present sociological argument in both oral and written forms
  • Critically analyze and synthesize sociological theory and research
  • Develop proficiency in the use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Conduct scholarly research