Southwestern’s Sociology and Anthropology Department offerings encourage awareness and understanding of human diversity and cultural variation both locally and globally.
At the heart of Sociology and Anthropology lies an interest in understanding the ways in which group membership, cultural context, and social hierarchies affect people’s experiences and worldviews. The Department seeks to emphasize how the two disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology complement each other. We offer majors in both Sociology and Anthropology, a paired major in Sociology and Anthropology, as well as minors in both fields.
Our department understands diversity in the broadest sense. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive learning environment in all of our classrooms and social spaces. We welcome students and colleagues from all races and ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and social classes.
Faculty members of our Department continually work on building a program that:
1. emphasizes excellent teaching and quality student learning;
2. offers students tools to be positive and engaged participants in their communities;
3. fosters collegiality and an intellectual community;
4. subscribes to a teacher-scholar model that promotes and celebrates active faculty research;
5. provides a research-based curriculum; and,
6. encourages students to apply social justice perspectives to social issues.
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