Overview

  • Interested in learning why people behave the way they do?
  • Interested in other cultures and races?

Sociology is the study of people and communities. The Sociology department at Skyline College offers a variety of courses which can help you explore the world in which you live.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to evaluate the impact of culture, social class, gender, race/ethnicity and age on people's life chances, practices and attitudes.
  • Students will have increased critical thinking skills that will enable them to analyze, evaluate and make decisions concerning complex contemporary social issues.
  • Students will be able to integrate the cultural, linguistic, political, religious and economic contributions of several racial and ethnic groups that make up American and global cultures and societies.
  • Students will be able to summarize the interrelationships among the traditional cultural, economic, political and social forces in Asia and discuss how each culture's worldview impacts past and present globalization patterns.
  • Students will be able to analyze contemporary and historical conditions, which lead to migration by applying sociological, biological, anthropological, economic, political and geographical perspectives.
  • Students will understand the critical role social factors play in determining the health of individuals, groups, and the larger society.

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