ERIC Number: EJ877460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Sociological Competencies and Business Careers: Toward an Expanded Dialogue
Woldoff, Rachael A.; Litchfield, Robert C.
American Sociologist, v37 n1 p32-50 Mar 2006
We use a cross-disciplinary approach and multiple sources of data to investigate and outline sources of comparative advantage that undergraduate sociological study provides to students who are preparing for careers in business. We identify and discuss three core competencies that sociology specifically develops in students--structural consciousness, scientific thinking, and appreciation for diversity. We argue that sociology contributes unique value by combining these three competencies. We also offer thoughts on ways in which sociologists could further enhance undergraduate curricula, such as through emphasizing aspects of these contributions in a more explicit fashion.
Descriptors: Careers, Sociology, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Social Scientists
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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