Learning Goals & Mission
The Majors and Minors in Sociology and Urban Studies Department, with minors in Anthropology and International/Intercultural Studies, are dedicated to the Jesuit Mission of Saint Peter’s College. We embrace our multicultural, ever evolving, urban, national and global settings as a focal point, inside and outside of the classroom, to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. This dedication is reflected in our curriculum, our research, our graduates, our scholarship and our grants. We hope to provide our students with an awareness of, and a sense of obligation to, their fellow citizens.
Program Objectives for the Department Majors and Minors in Accordance with Its Goals
Objective Goal B Objectives Goal C Objectives Goal D Objectives Objectives: Goal F Goal G Objectives:
Offer majors in Sociology, Urban Studies and minors and courses in Sociology, Urban Studies, Intercultural/International Studies and Anthropology at the core and elective levels.
Students will achieve competency at the college level in sociology, urban studies, intercultural/international studies and anthropology with an emphasis on ethnicity/race, social class, globalization, intercultural and gender sensitivity.
Develop in students an awareness of social life and social dynamics.
Develop in students an understanding, appreciation and ability to function in a diverse, multicultural society.
Help students comprehend multiple methodologies as was of thought.
Prepare students for occupations where the knowledge provided by the department is required.
Prepare students for graduate/professional study in Sociology/Urban Studies and related disciplines such as Anthropology, Social Work and Urban Planning.
Provide an understanding of the urban environment through traditional classes and classes based on urban experiences including internships, community based research and building partnership with community organizations.