2019-2020 Online Continuing Education Catalog 
    Oct 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Online Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The Sociology Program focuses on the themes of social change and social justice. It is designed to equip students with a broad knowledge of social issues and with the analytical and practical skills needed to pursue graduate study and careers in fields such as social work, community development, criminal justice, and peace and justice activism.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand contemporary domestic and global social problems, the ways they affect people’s lives, and the role individuals and organizations play in the change process on a micro and macro level.
  • Identify basic methodological approaches and describe the general role of methods in building sociological knowledge.
  • Describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other social sciences and give examples of these differences and similarities.
  • The internal diversity of U.S. society and the significance of variations by race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, age.
  • Show how patterns of thought and knowledge are directly influenced by political-economic social structures.
  • Present opposing viewpoints and alternative hypotheses on various issues.