• Take a sociological perspective on social issues.
  • Understand the role of empirical evidence in relation to scientific theories.
  • Have knowledge of key substantive areas within the field of sociology.
  • Design and apply appropriate research methods to investigate sociological questions, including:
    • formulate well reasoned questions for sociological inquiry
    • gather empirical evidence
    • summarize empirical evidence
    • evaluate what the empirical evidence implies for the research questions
    • communicate results of empirical inquiry
  • Possess the skills required to use sociological knowledge in the 21st century, including technological competence for:
    • conducting research
    • searching for literature and other scholarly resources
    • analyzing information
    • writing reports
    • presenting results

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