Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology is the study of social life, change, and the causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists understand that the struggles and successes of individuals are actually social problems and accomplishments. You will explore the intricate and complex relationships between individuals and social structures through the context of real-life concerns such as:
- Gender identity
- Community well-being
How are crime and justice, illness and health, and oppression and equity socially constructed? How do people engage in collective action to change inequitable life outcomes and what are effective theories, strategies, and tactics of these social movements?
Opportunities are available to apply quantitative and qualitative methods and theoretical perspectives to community concerns through research and internships.
Anthropology is the multidisciplinary study of humans present and past. Anthropologists take a grounded approach to understanding how culture, language, society, and power shape the meanings and experience of everyday life by emphasizing close listening to people's voices and stories. Anthropologists are especially concerned with the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems.
In anthropology programs and courses, you will get guidance in ethnographic fieldwork such as:
- Approaches to collaborating