By investigating the broadest range of cultures in prehistory, history, and today’s world, sociology and anthropology tell us where we came from and how to craft a more just and sustainable future.
Sociology / Anthropology Majors and Minors
- B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology
- Minor in Sociology/Anthropology
- Minor in Women’s Studies
- Minor in Asian Studies
- Catalog Program Description
From human evolution to today’s class, racial, and gendered inequalities, the fields of sociology and anthropology provide the tools to help us understand how a world of culturally diverse people forges meanings, negotiates identity, and creates and solves conflicts.
We draw on biological and cultural perspectives from prehistory, history, and the world around us to understand where we came from; then we engage with the real world to create just and sustainable lives in a world rift with social inequality, confronting environmental challenges, and full of the promise of human potential.
Affineur, Bardown Farm, Vt.
Clare Belden ’14
Former Great Ape Keeper at LEO Zoological Conservation Center; Currently in Primate Conservation Program at Oxford Brookes University
Kirstin Kelley ’13
Masters Degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Meadow Coldon ’12
Curtin Archaeological Consulting Inc.; attending graduate school in Medieval Icelandic Studies (Iceland)
Michael Shulman ’12
Teaching English, Thailand
Taylor Boucher ’12
Long Term Care Social Worker, The Glendale Center, Naugatuck, Conn.
Chanleigh Casey ’12
Military Police, New York Army National Guard, Albany, N.Y.
Community Care Specialist, Rutland Mental Health, Vt.
Leah DellaPorta ’12
University of Pittsburg, Masters in Information Management and Library Studies, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Samuel Dixon ’12
Gleaning Coordinator, Rutland Area Farm & Food Link, Rutland, Vt.
Jessica McClusky ’12
Research Assistant at Boston Medical Center
Frank Riley ’11
English Teacher, Sanming University, Sanming, China
Ryan Kerins ’10
Park Ranger, Town of Graton, Mass.
Kara Savastio ’10
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
M.S.W.. University of Albany, Albany, N.Y.
Ashley Potter ’09
Recreation Coordinator, Americorps, Cuttingsville, Vt.
Brittany Hartford ’07
Teacher, Maple Ave. School, Claremont, N.H.
Shauna Blakely ’06
Children’s Social Worker, Department of Children & Family Services, Los Angeles, Cal.
Felipe Estudillo-Colon ’06
Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, University of New Mexico, Santa Fe, N.M.
Keith Solmo ’05
Attending Archaeology PhD program at Northern Arizona University