Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty: Associate Professors Allred, Campbell, Knowlton, Lewinson and McConkey.
Evans Hall, Room 109B Telephone: (706) 236-2222; Fax: (706) 236-2205
Sociology and anthropology develop our understanding of what it means to be human by exploring the differences and similarities within and between cultures and societies. These disciplines study the organization of groups as well as the experiences and values of their members. They give insight into human belief and behavior in groups ranging from a small community organization to a large multicultural society. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to conduct ethnographic research, data analysis, and community-based research, as well as improve their writing and critical thinking. These skills enable our majors to understand, work with, and train those who will work with people from many backgrounds. After graduation, majors are prepared to work in fields such as social work, business, education, missions, human relations, museums and cultural heritage, public health, the non-profit sector, environmental advocacy, law enforcement, and government. Others continue their education in graduate programs at leading universities. A sociology and anthropology degree also helps prepare students going on to professional programs in law, medicine, public health, and urban planning, among others.
Sociology and anthropology majors may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the foreign-language requirements for that degree. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must successfully complete a minimum of six courses that fulfill the quantitative course requirements for the B.S. degree. Though not required, Bachelor of Science majors are strongly encouraged to take at least eight hours of a foreign language as well.