David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology & Anthropology

B.A. Sociology & Anthropology

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology & Anthropology provides students with a rigorous educational experience which helps students to understand how human beings create, experience, and interpret their worlds and how our socially constructed cultures and structures influence human thoughts, feelings, and actions at the individual, group, organizational, and societal level. Through broad-based and interdisciplinary coursework, research, and internship experiences our students develop an analytical framework for critically assessing beliefs, policies, practices, and cultural products in a variety of settings and contexts. Students also learn how to apply theory and conduct research as a means to develop knowledge, provide evidence for decision making, and support courses of action to facilitate positive social change.

A Broad-Based and Interdisciplinary Curriculum

The Sociology & Anthropology major offers several advantages. Foremost, it provides a global perspective and rich picture of how the social world really works and an understanding of why things happen as they do. Sociology and Anthropology equips students with the analytical and professional skills to engage a broad range of problems–social, cultural, economic, political, technical–that are necessary in increasingly globalized workplaces, from marketing and business, to public policy and development, to engineering and design.
In combination with other majors or minors like management, marketing, communications, criminal justice, psychology, human relations, environmental studies, and women and gender studies, the sociology and anthropology major can greatly enhance one’s career prospects. By gaining familiarity with diversity issues, and social inequalities, our students are provided with a solid foundation in how to consider a variety of different viewpoints, while also recognizing and solving problems, all of which are essential to promoting social justice, becoming effective leaders, and responsible global citizens.

Courses within the Sociology and Anthropology major include:
    • Globalization and Poverty
    • Biological Anthropology
    • Women, Gender, and Culture
    • Black American Voices: Stories & Sounds
    • Health, Illness, and Medicine
    • The Social Construction of Deviance
    • Ritual, Myth, and Meaning: The Anthropology of Religion
    • Sociology of Work and Family
    • Environment and Society
    • Class, Consumption and the American Dream
    • Research Methods in Sociology
    • Ethnographic Research
    • Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory


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