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Sociology/Anthropology

Program Director: Mark Dailey, Ph.D.
Division of Sciences & Outdoor Learning

Programs offered:
  • BA in Sociology/Anthropology
  • Minor in Sociology/Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology
The Sociology/Anthropology program, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides a broad background in the understanding and analysis of the role of culture and social interaction and institutions in human behavior and experience. Students in the major are exposed to bio-cultural as well cross-cultural perspectives on human-environment interaction. They acquire research skills in both sociology and anthropology. In addition, the program provides students the opportunity for practical experience in institutional setting or human service organizations. Graduates of the program will have a solid foundation to pursue graduate studies in anthropology and sociology or careers in social work, law, public administration, and other human service professions.

Learning Outcomes for Sociology/Anthropology Majors
The successful student will:
  • Become acquainted with the major theoretical approaches in sociology and anthropology.
  • Be aware of the causes and consequences of human inequalities in social class, gender, and race/ethnicity.
  • Integrate the study of biology and culture, thus forming a biocultural perspective, for the broadest patterns of human experience.
  • Develop a comparative perspective across space and time on human culture, i.e., one that is comparative cross-culturally (across space) and examines physical and social evolution (through time).
  • Apply critical concepts in sociology and anthropology to contemporary national and global issues and problems.
  • Gain working familiarity with research methods in sociology and anthropology.
  • Understand the role of ethics in sociological and anthropological research.
  • Conduct self-designed research and communicate results clearly in written products and oral presentations.
  • Participate in a field placement involving service to other people, applying experiences and skills learned in the classroom.

View course requirements for a BA or minor in Sociology/Anthropology


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