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Students who have completed the requirements will:

  • Describe specific cultural and social-institutional concepts and situate them in larger geographical and social contexts
  • Assess and describe the social, cultural and political factors that link different peoples, cultures and nations in economic networks both in the U.S. and in the world
  • Critically assess the role of race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation in the social structure of the United States
  • Assess major social theories using critical analysis and through the application of empirical data
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of theory and method by conducting and presenting original qualitative research

Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.