- Students will learn to explain or discuss sociological history, theory, terminology.
- Students will learn to explain or discuss how sociological research and analysis are carried out.
- Students will learn to explain or discuss the broad range of social institutions and process in world societies, and be aware of global issues and problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to write effectively using appropriate sociological style and terminology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of current social problems and inequalities in American society by Producing a senior thesis or participating an internship program that produces writing or discussing concerning the values found in rubric #5.
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 1997-1998, 2008-2009, 2013-2014, 2018-2019
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