Sociology & Anthropology

Student Activity

Capstone Examples

  • A Comparative Study of the Modern Politics and Cultural Attitudes Toward Teenage Pregnancy in France and the United States
  • Education and Social Change
  • Racial Progression
  • At a Constant Disadvantage: War and Peace
  • From Watchdog to Lapdog: US News Media and the Iraq War
  • Fear and Violence in Northern Ireland
  • The Visual Anthropology of Facebook: Anthropological Perspectives of Online Social Network Participation as “Community”
  • Conceiving Motherhood: A Marxist Analysis of Gestational Surrogacy
  • Rural Poverty: The Social Worker’s Role
  • Preserving Paisley: Negotiating Museum Discourses
  • " Contemporary LGBTQ Voices: Innovative Representations of Gender
  • Using National Laws Against International Sex Tourism: A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Attempts to Prosecute Sex Tourists”
  • “Domestic Violence: Thinking about the Female Perpetrator.”
  • One Night in Bangkok: The Racialization of Sex in 21st Century Thailand.”
  • “Rowe v. Wade: Legal Innovation and the Conscience Collective”
  • “Get Off My Streets, Honey! Gender, Law, and ‘Reality’ Television”
  • “Speaking of Domestic Violence: Popular and Official Discourse about Intimate Partner Violence in One New Jersey Town”
  • “A Fool for a Client? The Courtroom Workgroup and Perceptions of Pro Se Criminal Defendants”
  • "Are Pit Bulls the New Black Men?”

Practica and Internships

Practica and internships provide excellent opportunities for learning and career preparation. Students at Susquehanna can choose from a variety of experiences at institutions and social service agencies in central Pennsylvania. Field personnel and department faculty members jointly supervise students.

Recent practica positions include casework with the mentally disabled and delinquent youth, medical social work, inmate rehabilitation and addiction rehabilitation. Students have also worked in child day care, foster care and with local human service planning agencies. The department regularly adds new practica to meet specific student interests.

Museums and Anthropology Exhibitions

"SHIT (an Exhibition)"

"Personal Æffects"


Clubs and Organizations

With more than 100 clubs and organizations at Susquehanna, students can pursue a myriad of interests and activities outside of class.

Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society in Social Sciences

Sociology and anthropology students meeting membership requirements can join.

Course Catalog

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