Sociology provides opportunities for students to study human social behavior from a group perspective Students:
* Describe the development of sociology as a social science, by identifying methods and strategies of research and by examining the contributions of sociology to the understanding of social issues.
* Examine the influence of culture on the individual and the way cultural transmission is accomplished.
* Identify how social status influences individual and group behaviors and how that status relates to the position a person occupies within a social group.
* Explore the impacts of social groups on individual and group behavior.
* Identify the effects of social institutions on individual and group behavior, and that these institutions influence the development of the individual through the socialization process.
* Examine the changing nature of society and explain that social change.
* Analyze a range of social problems in today’s world. Social problems result from imbalances within the social system and affect a large number of people in an adverse way.
* Examine the role of the individual as a member of the community and also explore both individual and collective behavior.