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Program Objectives

Students who complete the undergraduate program will:

  1. Evaluate and critique abstract categories, and to use these categories in the analysis of empirical data.
  2. Apply concepts of social science methodology to rigorously critique and compare empirical studies, or to construct their own empirical study.
  3. Effectively use writing to accurately convey their ideas, and to demonstrate the basic ability to think logically and critically, through their writing.
  4. Demonstrate a basic competence in communicating ideas through oral presentations before a group of people.
  5. Critique visual images with the use of fundamental theoretical concepts.
  6. Be able to understand their lives within a wider social and environmental context, to thoughtfully consider their responsibilities towards other people and the natural world, and to take appropriate and ethical actions based upon those considerations.