1.Think sociologically and understand the difference between a sociological perspective and one that might be held by an economist, political scientist, psychologist, etc. 2.Identify the basic data collection methodologies used by social scientists in general and sociologists in particular. 3.Identify the basic strengths and weaknesses of the major data collection methodologies used by sociologists. 4.Discuss the relevance of basic sociological concepts such as rol e, culture, and socialization to an understanding of human behavior. 5.Articulate the significance of the stratification system and a person’s so cial class position to an understanding of issues related to education, health care, housing, criminal justice, etc. in America. 6. Identify the basic concepts and theoretical perspectives associated with the topics of deviant behavior, domestic violence, and prejudice and discrimination. 7. Understand the relationship between demography and demographic changes and a wide range of social issues.