All students of sociology should learn the Soc 1 Report or “Where are they now?” question to test the student’s sociological knowledge. They should be able to answer it with some authority.
The main idea is that there are four basic areas of sociological knowledge that all students should have. The fourth, the Soc 1 Report, is a little more challenging and requires you to ask questions about things that are not so familiar to you.
The first area of knowledge to go over in any basic course of study in sociology is that there are four basic levels of education in sociology. The levels can include what a person knows as of their professional level, the level they are at personally and the level of the students’ education.
So, for example, a person who graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and has a Master’s degree will be of education level A++ which is the highest education level. On the other hand, if a person graduates with an Associates’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, they will be of education level B++ which is at the professional level.
By comparison, the next level of knowledge is the level of students’ education. This is the level of education that may include one of the four basic education levels above it, or it may not. So, if a person has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from an accredited institution, they would be of education level C.
At the higher education level, education level D is a success. It is a student who has gone through college and has obtained his or her Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree. Note that this is a very specific educational level that is limited to just sociologists.
And finally, the most difficult level of Soc report to know for sociologists would be the level of education of those who have become retired. Those who were retired in the field for fifteen years or more will be considered to be of education level D++.
These four levels of education are the only ones that are used in the Soc I Report example. You can go further and ask yourself, what do I know that I didn’t know before? Do you know more about your current level of education than I did before my degree was earned?