Identify and describe key features of sociology as a discipline and a practice.
Define theory and describe its role in building sociological knowledge.
Compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations, including the historical context of the times and cultures in which they were developed.
Identify and describe key features of inequality in several contemporary societies, such as structural and intersectional inequalities in the United States; uneven power relations between the global North and the global South; and legacies of colonialism and imperialism.
Describe and apply the most commonly used research approaches, both qualitative and quantitative.
Describe the procedures sociologists follow to ensure ethical treatment of participants in social research.
Communicate sociological claims and arguments effectively, including showing an appreciation of culturally diverse audiences.