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2013-2015 Catalog 
2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology and Social Work

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The goals of the Sociology Program are to:

  • Acquaint students with the forces and principles of human society and how they affect individuals, social groups and diverse cultures;
  • Help students understand contemporary social problems;
  • Provide a useful background for diverse career fields; and,
  • Prepare students for entry into graduate studies.


  • To provide a mature theoretical framework for understanding the changing contemporary society and the place of the individual in the society;
  • To introduce students to a broad spectrum of sociological knowledge, including its perspectives, its history and its applications;
  • To present sociology in a systematic and scholarly manner, while offering the maximum social insight and self-understanding;
  • To prepare students planning to enter such professional fields as counseling, social work, public welfare and private business;
  • To offer the basic intellectual foundation for students who plan to enter graduate school in sociology;
  • To provide the essential intellectual training for students who aspire to advance for careers in social work.

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