Educational Goals for the B.S. Program in Sociology and Anthropology

Our degree program is organized so as to help students reach a variety of rigorous educational goals. All of the curricular requirements are geared so as to assure that students achieve the intended learning outcomes, and we engage in an annual process of assessment and curricular review to ensure that our students get the best possible education. Our goals are consistent with national standards in Sociology and Anthropology, but also reflect our program's unique commitment to sociology and anthropology in the public interest, and the technical expertise and career orientation of RIT. 

Program Goal Associated Intended Learning Outcome

Goal 1: Analyze regional and cultural diversity in the organization of human societies 

Analyze regional and cultural diversity in the organization of human societies

Goal 2: Identify the roots of and mechanisms for the perpetuation of social inequalities

Analyze the roots of and mechanisms for the perpetuation of social inequalities

Goal 3: Appraise classical and contemporary theories about society and culture

Assess classical and contemporary theories about society and culture

Goal 4: Assess and appropriately use qualitative methods in the study of social and cultural phenomena

Assess and appropriately use qualitative methods in the study of social and cultural phenomena

Goal 5: Assess and appropriately use quantitative methods in the study of social and cultural phenomena

Assess and appropriately use quantitative methods in the study of social and cultural phenomena

Goal 6: Describe how the perspectives, theories, methods, and accumulated knowledge within sociology or anthropology may be utilized to address contemporary social problems

Identify a contemporary social problem and determine how the approaches of sociology or anthropology could be applied to address it