To study the broad subject of sociology, a student needs to acquire information (what we know), methodology (how we know), and theory (how we explain). A major in sociology will require students to develop backgrounds and strengths in each of these domains. Sociology students also need to acquire critical thinking skills necessary to understand the underlying sources of and policy responses to contemporary social problems. Students may choose to concentrate in a particular content area of sociology, such as health, education, and welfare, aging and the life course, critical race studies, or children, youth, and families.
Student Learning Outcomes
The primary aim of our curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand social life in an increasingly complex world. We want our graduates to be able to use the key insights and analytic methods of sociology to improve the social conditions in which they and others coexist. We expect holders of a California State University San Marcos bachelor?s degree in sociology to be able to address large- and small-scale social problems through constructive empirical inquiry, critical analysis, and strategic action. The Sociology Department?s curriculum cultivates the theoretical, methodological, and advocacy skills integral to meeting these goals. The list below summarizes the primary knowledge and skills students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology will possess.
Students who graduate with a B.A. in Sociology will be able to:
Analyze and interpret the diversity of social experience using a sociological perspective, especially in relation to race, class, gender, age, sexual preference, religion and nationality.
Assess competing theoretical approaches to societal problems of publics with differing and multiple interests, specify structural or institutional sources of these social problems, and propose and assess policies, interventions and/or modes of advocacy that will enact positive change.
Locate, analyze, assess, and communicate sociological scholarship.
Articulate the applicability of and demonstrate ability to employ a range of research strategies?quantitative and qualitative?to particular research questions, theoretical orientations, and social contexts.
Articulate the ethical and social justice implications of sociological inquiry.
Entry requirements for 加州州立大學聖馬克斯分校
Are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent
Equivalent of a B (3.0) grade point average
SAT or ACT recommended but not required
Satisfy English Language Proficiency Admission Requirement for admission purposes with ONE of the following:
TOEFL score of 61 iBT with writing score no lower than 19 and no section score below 14
Alternatively, applicants may present a score of 500 or above on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of 173 or above on the computer-based TOEFL, or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 or above.
Attended a high school where English was the principal language of instruction for 3 years (confirm with our International Admissions Office to see if your school is eligible)
English language requirements
托福(TOEFL iBT)總分: 61.0
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