Anthropology and Sociology

Whether by immersing ourselves in another culture, or by turning a critical eye on our own, anthropologists and sociologists seek to denaturalize the social forces that shape our individual lives. 

 In-depth study in a particular discipline is a key component of a liberal education. The mission of our department is to provide students with an opportunity for in-depth study in the disciplines of anthropology and sociology. Drawing on the American Sociological Association’s most recent report on liberal learning, we define in-depth study as “a process of intellectual development where students become increasingly independent participants in the discourse of the sociological [and anthropological] communit[ies].” In keeping with this definition, we aim to produce graduates who are capable not just of learning existing knowledge but of producing new knowledge, too.

Anthropology and Sociology News

UC Anthropology Club Celebrates Anthropology Day

The UC Anthropology Club gathered virtually, via Zoom, to celebrate Anthropology Day by enjoying an evening of trivia and prizes. It was a fun night of learning about anthropology and other cultures!
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