Department Chair

Student Learning Objectives

Sociology Department Learning Goals


Learning Goal # 1

Students will apply classical and contemporary sociological theories to understand societies.


Learning Goal # 2

Students will apply their understanding/ mastery of qualitative, quantitative research methodologies, and SPSS to effectively communicate sociological research findings.


Learning Goal # 3

Students will use multiple sociological perspectives to analyze institutions, processes, and culture/s.


Learning Goal # 4

Students will critically analyze social problems.


Learning Goal # 5

Students will analyze issues of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age) and their impact on global societies.





Duane Matcha, Ph.D. 

Professor of Sociology and Chair
Office Location: Hines Hall 105
Office Phone Number: 518-783-2944