Sociology Learning Outcomes at the Graduate Level
By the time students have completed their Ph.D., they will be able to:
- Synthesize, critique, apply and extend major sociological theories.
- Critique and evaluate qualitative and quantitative sociological research methods.
- Design and conduct independent research that makes an original contribution to sociological knowledge.
- Synthesize, critique, and identify extensions to previous empirical and theoretical work in at least two substantive areas of the discipline.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, about sociological theories, arguments, methods, and concepts.
- Be socialized into the profession. This can include attending a conference, organizing a session, presenting research, reviewing a journal article, peer mentoring, and otherwise participating in the organizational life of the program.