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Student Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s) for students completing the BA degree in sociology are the following:

  • To understand and to appreciate sociology as a highly-organized discipline shaped by several theoretical perspectives whose research endeavors are guided by scientific method.
  • To apply theory to a variety of substantive social issues.
  • To be more sensitive and aware of different cultural values and norms that pervades human societies.
  • To understand the process of socialization of humans: the effects that different agencies of socialization have on the growth and development of humans.
  • To comprehend the complex relations between the various institutions of society: political, economic, social, religious, legal and aesthetic.
  • To be aware of different ways in which human situations are defined on the base of sex, social class, age, race and ethnic group.

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Joseph Salvo
As director of the population division of the NYC Department of City Planning, for nearly two decades Dr. Salvo has aggressively pursued New Yorkers whom the Census Bureau missed in its official count or would not have found unless he told the bureau where to look. The city’s chief demographer, he, along with his staff, keeps other city agencies abreast of population trends.

Dr. Gregory Wilkinson
Gregory Wilkinson, M.D. is an American doctor in Haiti who saves lives.  A graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), this Family Practitioner provides routine and emergency medical care to children and adults in impoverished communities in Haiti.  His Iona College Sociology degree enables him to treat his patients with an understanding of the social forces that shape the lives of individuals, families, and communities.