Soc, Anthro and CJ Learning Outcomes
Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our sociology (SOC) program, our anthropology (ANTHRO) minor, and our criminal justice (CJ) program while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.
Students will understand and utilize the following concepts:
- Sociological Perspective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the social and contextual factors that shape human behavior.
- Social Structure: Students will demonstrate a greater knowledge of the organization and dynamics of social life.
- Social Inequality: Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse forms of social stratification, inequality and difference that exist in society with particular attention to race, gender, age, and class.
- Theories and Methods: Students will articulate an understanding of the basic concepts of sociological theory and the basic principles and methods of social science research.
- Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate a capacity to think critically and sociologically about the important social issues of the day.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and methods of the four major subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology and physical anthropology.
- Articulate how culture, biology and the environment interact in shaping human behavior.
- Communicate a keen understanding of major ethical issues in anthropology.
- Understand the ways culture constructs the ideas and behaviors that make up everyday life.
- Communicate anthropological knowledge effectively through written and oral presentation in varying formats for diverse audiences.
- Think critically about different ways a background in anthropology can be applied to major issues in contemporary society and the student's own life.
Students will be able to:
- Illustrate an understanding of the moral, philosophical, historical and scientific dimensions of criminal justice issues.
- Explain the basic principles and methods of research in criminal justice.
- Articulate an understanding of criminological theory.
- Describe the interrelationship of the primary components of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections.
- Communicate a keen understanding of the social and legal issues facing victims.
- Think critically and communicate effectively about issues in the criminal justice system.