Anthropology and Sociology

Division of Social Studies

The Anthropology and Sociology Program explores the common intellectual foundations of these disciplines as well as noting where their emphases diverge. Certain core questions are at the base of this interdisciplinary program: What makes us human? How are we different from other creatures? What is the range of human diversity and why is it important? Can we make value distinctions between societies, and how can we understand and assess our own? Anthropology and sociology deal with philosophical concepts as well as with particular cultural details to bridge the gap between life sciences and humanities. The diversity of courses in this interdisciplinary program provides a unifying framework for understanding the totality of the human condition and experience.


Robyn Cutright (chair), Andrea Abrams, Kiyona Brewster, Sarah Lashley, Endre Nyerges, Jamie Shenton, Kaelyn Wiles

Student Representatives

Katherine Eschels, Jailene Paz, Jimmy Robinson

Anthropology Courses

Sociology Courses

Course Descriptions