Sociology and Anthropology Curriculum
The wide selection of courses in sociology offers the student the opportunity to:Sociology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning careers not only in social research, criminology, demography, or social psychology, for example, but also for those pursuing a course of study in public administration, gerontology, education, rehabilitation social work, and market research. It provides a useful background for those planning to enter law, business, medicine, community planning, architecture, and even politics.
In many professional schools, courses in sociology are part of the required training.
- Focus on criminal justice;
- Concentrate on urban issues;
- Study social institutions (educational, economic, or religious institutions, as well as the family);
- Examine the forms and sources of social inequalities, including those of class, race, ethnicity, and gender.
A major in anthropology is important for those who seek to understand our multi-racial and multiethnic society and the varieties of culture on our planet. It is a valuable asset for any work entailing contact with the public and especially for careers involving international affairs or travel.
Courses in anthropology cover the traditional four fields:
- Cultural anthropology (ethnology)
- Physical anthropology
- Anthropological linguistics
And also, the new exciting fields of medical anthropology and applied anthropology.