Academics Standards and Requirements
The Sociology Department's mission is to provide students with a core of sociological knowledge, i.e., an understanding of social institutions, the importance of the socio-cultural aspects of human life, the dynamics of social change and an awareness of the social forces prevailing in society. The mission is grounded in social research and social theory. All of the departments Gen Ed classes and the advanced major course meet the four pillars of the mission of Molloy College by its very nature as a discipline, sociology covers service, community involvement and scholarship.
Department Major Objectives
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of social institutions and the importance of the socio-cultural aspects of human life.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of: the dynamics of social change, the social forces prevailing in society and the diversity of human life.
- Students will be able to think and write critically and analytically about social and cultural issues.
- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of sociology and a preparedness for graduate study.
- Students will be prepared for entrance into the occupational structure.
- Students will be able to conduct and critique social research and thus, be prepared for entry level research positions.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology for accessing scholarly information, and for research-related activities.
The Dr. Joan Reidy Merlo Community Research Institute (CRI), which was established in 1987, produces low cost, high quality research to benefit the community. It provides research opportunities for faculty and students. Through the CRI, students can develop data entry, statistical analysis, table construction and report preparation skills.