Program Review

Mission Statement

A central goal of the Sociology-Anthropology Department is to develop our major’s capacities as social scientists to think critically and globally about human experience. The department offers students the richness of a multi-disciplinary study of the ways in which culture and society influence human behavior. We provide students a foundation in the concepts, theories, and methods of sociology and/or anthropology. Students also have the opportunity to take courses related to social work. Our majors may tailor their course of study around one of three major tracks: General Sociology, Human Services and Cross-cultural.

Along with a strong academic background in sociology and anthropology, we want our students’ interests in these disciplines to be grounded within the Christian faith. We place emphasis upon not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills but also the ability to use them to serve others and to further the building of Christ’s Kingdom.

Program Learning Outcomes

The links below lead to information about the department's most recent assessment of student learning relative to our program learning outcomes. Note that our department is currently under transition and reviewing its entire curriculum; assessment of existing outcomes may be found in the reports listed at the foot of this page.

As a result of what they have learned in their sociology or anthropology program, graduates will be able to do the following:

•   Core Knowledge Competence: Students will apply sociological, anthropological, or social work concepts to social, cultural and global situations. Due for assessment 2015-2016.

•   Research and Methods Competence: Students will apply qualitative and quantitative methods according to the disciplinary standards of sociology, anthropology or social work.

•   Integration of Faith and Learning: Students will be able to explain the integration of Biblical principles with sociological, anthropological or social work issues. Due for assessment 2017-2018.

•   Oral and Written Communication: Students will be able to effectively communicate their ideas, research, and arguments in public presentations and reports. Due for assessment 2016-2017.

Program Review Resources

Curriculum Map A curriculum map is a visual representation of the structure of program curriculum. The map charts program courses, syllabi, and assessments as they relate to the intended program learning outcomes. In other words, a curriculum map is the intellectual linkage that presents twenty plus courses as a story of learning.

Multi-year Assessment Plan A multi-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed in what years.

Annual and Six-Year Reports

The links below lead to reports from the past 6 years.

2017 six year report, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 six year report,