Courses in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology introduce students to a range of issues and perspectives essential to developing critical analyses of contemporary world events. This includes how individuals, people in families, large and small groups, and entire cultures live, think, and interact. Introductory courses offer a broad overview of the complexity of world cultures and American society. Advanced courses provide an in-depth focus on particular world areas, social institutions, and significant social trends.

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Sociology Student News: Yarimil Alba

Yarimil Alba, a soon to graduate product of our department and Black and Latino Studies, has been accepted into the prestigious Teach for America program. In her own words, how she came to want to be an educator.

"In a society where government officials constantly undermine the education system it is of the utmost importance to have an institution that understands the necessity of attaining an education. Teach for America is an amazing organization upholding the value of education and making it possible for children in low-income neighborhoods to receive qualitative learning. It would be an honor to participate in an institution bettering the level of education for these children. Knowledge empowers. It provides children with the necessary tools to go out into the world and make a difference. I know the trials and tribulations of growing up in a low-income neighborhood surrounded by drugs and violence. Becoming a corps member provides an opportunity to give back to communities similar to that of where I grew up."








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