Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior. Its subject matter is diverse and varied, ranging from the study of groups as small as a family to those as large as a corporation or mob. More specifically, sociology studies various aspects of society, including crime, religion, race, gender, aging, and medicine.
Sociology is a popular major for students planning careers in areas such as government, education, social service, criminal justice, research, aging services, and many more. Many sociology majors go to graduate school in areas such as law, psychology, public administration, social work, and business, in addition to advanced study in sociology.
The sociology major at Avila prepares the student to analyze social groups and to understand how the roles people play and how interpersonal relationships affect our society.
Sociology majors will be
expected to meet the following program
- Identify the elements of the sociological perspective and apply the perspective to social reality and her or his own life. (All SO)
- Utilize effective ethical and decision-making skills in personal and professional situations. (All SO).
- Effectively employ theoretical, methodological and critical communication knowledge and skills in various situations. (SO 230, 360, 397 and 495).
- Demonstrate a working understanding of the way in which social structures affect each other and the life choices/chances of individuals. (All SO).
- Recognize and appreciate diversity in individuals, cultures and social systems, from local to national to global environments, with the resultant awareness of the social construction of reality. (All SO).