The Department of Sociology & Anthropology cultivates the scientific, interpretive and critical inquiry skills necessary to question what seems to be obvious and to analyze what affects the quality of human life. Students engage directly with the social world in order to develop a deep and practical understanding of its structure and cultural dynamics.
Sociologists examine how membership in groups and interactions with larger social forms shape a great deal of human behavior. Meanwhile, anthropologists explore the common humanity of all people, while still recognizing and honoring the wealth of cultural diversity that the world has to offer.
Success After Susquehanna
Alumna Rachel Beatty ’06, who majored in sociology and minored in anthropology, is featured in the Winter 2009 issue of Susquehanna Currents. Beatty is a service-learning program coordinator for Communities in Schools. More »
Katie Patschke, a rising senior at Susquehanna University, is splitting time between the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. this summer. »
Should states regulate such things as food, sex, drugs and the economy? Susquehanna University will explore the pros and cons of such government regulations with a series of debates presented by students. »