To comprehend the basic theoretical approaches in sociology, to attain the ability to think analytically and critically by means of comparative and historical analyses.
To develop the ability to design scientific research using appropriate research methods, in order to find answers for sociological questions.
To find creative solutions with a critical and scientific mindset for problems concerning social relations, social inequalities and differences as well as social transformation.
To be able to choose and apply appropriate approaches in sociology for analyzing and solving problems such as social and domestic violence, hate crimes, cultural conflicts, human trafficking, problems concerning the relationship between environment and society, natural (natural disasters) and human-induced (war, forced displacement) social trauma.
To be able to make textual contributions in different fields of sociology, write sociological assessment reports and to use up- to- date data and technologies.
To be able to perceive and detect sociological problems and develop social policy recommendations accordingly.
To develop effective communication abilities in different media (writing abilities, qualitative reading and writing, oral and inter personal communication, team work, etc.)
To develop an awareness for and a respectful approach to socio-cultural and international diversity.
To be able to apply principles of sociology in personal and professional development.
To acquire a moral consciousness of the rules of professional conduct as well as of social responsibility with a willingness to practice active citizenship.
Demonstrate their knowledge regarding major concept of, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in sociology.
Be acquainted with main theoretical approaches and concepts in sociology and have experience in field research.
Manifest an ability to apply major theoretical approaches in sociology to analyze social institutions and structural problems.
Be able to prepare appropriate research questions, optimize necessary resources for research design and utilize those resources during data collection and data analysis so that they can adopt major research methods in sociology.
Be able to make scientific conclusions and enunciate these findings in accordance with the ethical criteria concerning the discipline of sociology.
Be informed of different fields in sociology, such as sociology of family, political sociology, rural and urban sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of law, sociology of deviance, sociology of gender, sociology of inequality and stratification, state and civil society relations as well as environmental sociology and alike for being able to find solutions for the problems related to these fields.
Be able to use common computer technologies employed in sociology both in academic and professional settings.
Be able to communicate (written and oral format) with individuals both in academic and professional settings.
Be able to communicate effectively while recognizing the importance of teamwork and being a team member.
Be able to show awareness and respect to the international and cross cultural diversity both in academic and professional settings.
Be able to understand the importance of lifelong learning to maintain personal and professional development.
Demonstrate awareness and understanding of ethical standards in sociology both in academic and professional settings.
Be able to act as active citizens and have the sense of social responsibility in their personal and professional lives.