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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.





Rachel Beatty '06

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 »

Shari Jacobson

Shari Jacobson, Ph.D.

Shari Jacobson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology
School of Natural & Social Sciences

"Critical thinking is often what draws Susquehanna students to anthropology. They like to question things..."

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