Understand the discipline of sociology using various perspectives and research methods.
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Explain the development of sociology as a social science.
Compare the theoretical perspectives of functionalism, conflict, and symbolic interactionism used to explain social phenomena.
Use quantitative and qualitative studies and methods such as surveys, polls, and statistics to conduct sociological research.
Evaluate various sociological research studies and methods in terms of sampling techniques, bias, validity, reliability, applicability and ethics.