West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Sociology Department

After completing an Associate of Arts degree in Sociology, a student will be able to:

  • Recognize major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences
  • Distinguish scientific from non-scientific dis-course on human social behavior
  • Distinguish the sociological perspective from the perspectives of other social sciences
  • Specify and contrast the major theoretical perspectives within sociology
  • Contrast the merits and limitations of various social science research methodologies with emphasis on the role of sampling and surveys in sociological research
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