Department Chair: Edmund Searles
Sociology examines human social action, with an emphasis on human diversity, social inequality, and the processes that govern groups, organizations, communities, cultures and nation-states. Anthropology explores the basis of and implications for human diversity by posing general and specific questions about the varieties of human experience. The Sociology & Anthropology Faculty Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from Faculty Books, Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations, Faculty Contributions to Books, Faculty Journal Articles, and Other Faculty Research and Publications. The Sociology & Anthropology Student Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from the Honors Thesis and Masters Thesis collections.
The main Sociology & Anthropology site includes a department description, faculty and staff contact information, and major and minor requirements. Past versions of the department website are archived by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) using the Archive-It web archiving services; capture began in 2015. Finding aids for departmental records are also available online.