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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Introduction to Criminology
Course Number: SOC 5
Course Objectives:
  • Students will know major concepts of criminology.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals.
  • Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.