Sociology & Anthropology


About the Program

Sociology and anthropology is more than a major — it’s a lifestyle centered on promoting peace, understanding and positive change in society. This program will help you learn about your society and others around the world as well as what it means to be a responsible citizen in an international community.

Enhance Your Perspective

You’ll be exposed to issues in cultural pluralism and diversity through coursework in gender, ethnicity and social class. There are a variety of career options in the field, including community relations, alternative dispute resolution, criminal justice, education, research or teaching.

I am passionate about sociology and anthropology because it has allowed me to view the world through lenses that combine diverse perspectives, rather than just my own. I have always been passionate about social injustices, and majoring in sociology and anthropology has helped me expand that passion with knowledge. The program provides students with an environment where they can freely discuss their thoughts and ideas, which is one of my favorite parts of the program. — Jessie, sociology and anthropology student

Below is a sampling of Sociology & Anthropology courses offered. A full listing of courses can be found in the Academic Catalog on page 116.

Courses in the Program

SA 201 - Myth, Symbol and Meaning
SA 305 - People, Resources, and the World
SA 311 - Uncloseting America
SA 312 - Family Dynamics
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