Sociology and Anthropology Programs Learning Outcomes University of Guelph
Theoretical Learning Outcomes
Analyze, evaluate and apply sociological and anthropological theories to address contemporary, historical, social and global issues.
Research and Methodological Learning Outcomes
Analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research in sociology and anthropology, and the social sciences generally.
Apply appropriate research methodologies to address contemporary, historical, social and global issues.
Critical and Creative Thinking and Understanding Learning Outcomes
Critically reflect on culture, social relations and social structures in order to develop a broader and deeper understanding of social problems.
Situate and critically evaluate one’s social and cultural identity and location, power and privilege, within a personal, social, cultural, political and global context.
Engage in classical and contemporary scholarly inquiry to identify and address sociological and anthropological questions and issues for purely academic and/or applied purposes.
Critically reflect upon the personal and disciplinary limits of knowledge and develop an appreciation for uncertainty and ambiguity within interpretation and analysis.
Knowledge and Communication Learning Outcomes
Interpret, use and mobilize historical and contemporary disciplinary knowledge for a variety of audiences.
Communicate effectively, accurately and professionally, in traditional and innovative written and oral forms, including visual and technological.
Develop and practise intellectual curiosity, analytic, problem-solving, decision-making and listening skills.
Demonstrate personal responsibility and initiative for current and on-going learning.
Social Justice, Social Change, Civic Engagement and Ethical Learning Outcomes
Apply sociological and anthropological theories and methods to develop and evaluate policy.
Engage in respectful, reciprocal and mutually-beneficial ways with people at the local, national and/or global levels to advocate for and advance equity and social justice.
Demonstrate personal, professional, and academic integrity and ethical reasoning.
Demonstrate leadership, teamwork, accountability, personal organization and time management.