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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Sociology (BA) Criminology


The Criminology Concentration in Sociology supports the missions of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University in three areas: education, research and service. The department fosters a community of sociologists, mentors students of sociology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provides general education for students throughout the University. Sociological knowledge helps students to understand how social structures and processes shape the definition and processing of deviant and criminal behavior and how sociological analysis and empirical research are used as tools of understanding the causes of crime and the functioning of the criminal justice system. The department also encourages the research and professional development of faculty, contributes knowledge to the community of scholars and to the larger society, and provides service to the discipline, College, University, and extramural communities.

Learning Outcomes

Presentation of Crime in the Media
Identify the disjuncture between the presentation of crime in the media versus actual crime patterns.

Measure Crime
Identify the primary methods used in the U.S. to measure crime.

Patterns of Crime
Identify patterns of crime in the U.S.

Theoretical Perspectives
Identify major theoretical perspectives in criminology and deviance.

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