Oklahoma Baptist University

Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Family Science
Goals and Accomplishments

Psychology, Sociology,
and Family Science
PsychologySociologyFamily Science

Psychology

GOALS: These goals determine the content and character of the Psychology program: - Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. - Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including proper research design and data analysis. - Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in their evaluation and use of information. - Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of formats including writing, speaking, and report formats (PowerPoint, poster). - Students will demonstrate an effective integration of psychological findings with their faith beliefs ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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Sociology

GOALS: These goals determine the content and character of the Sociology program: - Students will demonstrate understanding of the discipline of sociology and its role in contributing to our understanding of social reality. - Students will demonstrate the role of theory in sociology through definition, application, and historical analysis. - Students will demonstrate understanding of the role of evidence and qualitative and quantitative methods in sociology, including proper research design and data analysis. - Students will develop an understanding of cultural differences, the term “cultural” broadly encompassing national origin, race, ethnicity, but also class, gender, age, religion, or physical and mental ability. - Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a sociological perspective to everyday life, in particular how to work for social justice in socially diverse groups, societies, and the global community. - Students will utilize opportunities for integrating life goals and professional career interests with a sociological perspective. - Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of formats including writing, speaking, and report formats (PowerPoint, poster). - Students will demonstrate an effective integration of sociological findings with their faith beliefs. ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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Family Science

GOALS: These goals determine the content and character of the Family Science program: - Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends in Family Science. - Students will express satisfaction with the professional content they received through the FMLY classes. - Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in their evaluation and use of information. - Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of formats including writing and speaking (PowerPoint, poster). - Students will demonstrate an effective integration of Family Science findings with their faith beliefs. ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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