Sociology & Anthropology

About the Sociology & Anthropology Department

Department Mission

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty

The Sociology and Anthropology Department supports the University's goals of providing a liberal arts education for our students. We emphasize in our programs the ability to examine and understand an increasingly complex, diverse, and ever-changing world. We actively work with our students to apply sociological and anthropological perspectives towards the improvement of the human condition.

We are committed to:

Through our curricula:

Honors Society

Sociology and Anthropology now share their honors society induction ceremony.


Keynote Address

Keynote 2018 Ceremony

Sociology anthropology

Fall 2019 Events

  • Adulting 101: Skills for Success
    Monday, September 30 at noon in SFH 201

  • "Rock and Rolls: Exploring Body Positivity at Girls Rock Camp"
    Monday October 28 at 4:00 p.m. in SFH 202

    The Sociology Research Colloquium will host Trisha Lanae Crawshaw, Ph.D. Candidate at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale to give a talk titled "Rock and Rolls: Exploring Body Positivity at Girls Rock Camp."

  • Writing in Sociology & Anthropology
    November (date, time, and location TBD)

Spring 2020 Events

  • Information Literacy & Research in Sociology & Anthropology (Fact or Fiction series)
    (date, time, and location TBD)

Anthropology Club

Regular Meetings:

The Anthropology Club meets regularly in the Underground at the Dugout, Memorial Center. (TBA)

The Anthropology Club sponsors excursions to local restaurants that feature menus from other parts of the world. 

Please contact Kayla Ranta for more information. 

Sociology Club

Regular Meetings:

The Sociology Club meets regularly in the reading area on the second floor of CLA (outside of faculty offices). Contact Meghan Burke for more information.