Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology study human social behavior, culture, and the nature of society. Their subject matter ranges from the intimate family to mob behavior; from crime to religion; from the divisions based on race, sex and social class to the shared beliefs and actions of an entire society; from the rituals of hunting and gathering peoples, to tailgating at sporting events.  Few fields of study have such a broad scope and relevance to contemporary problems and issues.  The Bachelor of Arts program at Winthrop stresses social theory and research methods/statistics. It focuses on criminology and deviant behavior, the urban community, racial/ethnic relations, population, and the sociology of aging.  The minor in Anthropology introduces the student to cultural and biological anthropology, and to archaeology, with a general focus on the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

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