Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology

Students get ready to take off from a starting line on a bright and sunny day with the Science Center in the background

Why do new parents tape pink bows on the heads of their baby girls and dress their baby boys in blue? Why can the exact same person be considered "white" in Brazil but "black" in the U.S.?  Why does the type of neighborhood you're born into partly determine how long you'll live, who you'll marry, and how much money you'll make?  Why are differences between people, like gender, race, class and sexuality, so important in our society? How does social movements like Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ movement start and what determines whether or not they accomplish their goals? These are the kinds of questions you'll explore as a sociology major.