Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission - Sociology Department

The Sociology Department is a diverse, student centered learning community engaged in critical social inquiry dedicated to extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. 

Vision - Sociology Department

We are dedicated to the production, critical examination, diffusion and application of social knowledge in its many forms. As teachers, we introduce our students to theories about the social world, help them to think critically about those theories while training them in research techniques with which those theories can be applied and tested. 

Values - Sociology Department

We value excellent teaching in the liberal arts tradition. We value excellent faculty devoted to teaching, to the production of nationally and internationally recognized scholarship, to engaged service in the department, college, university and community. 

Curricular Goals

Program Level Learning Outcomes

1) Key concepts: Students will be well versed in the discipline's key concepts for analyzing the social world.
2) Research Methods: Students will be proficient in qualitative and quantitative sociological research methods.
3) Communication: Students will be proficient in discipline-based communication.


Page last modified January 13, 2022