Sociology & Anthropology
Have you ever wondered why race, class, and gender are such crucial factors in determining people’s chances for success in society? Would you like to know why people behave the way they do in groups, organizations, and institutions? Have you questioned why people mobilize to change institutional arrangements and why those efforts succeed or fail?
Sociology and Anthropology offer unique ways of answering those kinds of questions. Sociologists use diverse methods to investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Anthropology is the study of people, past and present, with a focus on understanding the human condition culturally and biologically. It primarily uses ethnographic methods to focus on the rich cultural, biological, and linguistic diversity of our planet.