Sociology and Anthropology students learn how their individual lives shape and are shaped by the social contexts in which they live. They put the “human” in the humanities, closely examining cultural and behavioral patterns of humans as social beings.
Areas of Study
Explore pressing social and cultural issues
Investigate social organization and cultural knowledge through interdisciplinary courses on topics including archaeology, urban studies, race and ethnic relations, gender and sexuality, health, and environmental justice. Sociology and anthropology students learn how their individual lives shape and are shaped by the social contexts in which they live.
Anthropology explores the complexity of cultures across all of human history by immersing students in patterns of behavior and cultural studies, and by applying skills and tools from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences.
Sociology examines the fundamental principles governing social organization and social behavior with regard to topics such as social inequality, criminal justice, gender, race, public policy, and public health, making use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.