Sociology and Anthropology

Conferencia Carolina Aznar
A student in Dr. Anzar's SOC-393/THEO-393 class at work
on an excavation site near Haifa, Israel.


Sociology is the study of social life and social causes and consequences. Subject matter ranges from family life to hostile mob, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. A few career areas that sociology majors successfully pursue include: social research, government service, consulting work, social planning, and human resource management.

Anthropology, in the broadest sense, is the "study of humans" (anthropos = humans; ology = study of). The anthropological endeavor involves both sociocultural and biological aspects of humankind, and is part of the social science community of disciplines. Its practitioners examine human cultural and biological variation and complexity through a combination of scientific and humanistic methods. One characteristic that sets anthropology apart from other fields of study is its holistic approach: it is comprehensive, inclusive, and integrates information from many different areas of study through ethnographic, biological, cross-cultural, and sociological inquiries.

SLU-Madrid offers opportunities or you to pursue your interests in sociology and anthropology, granting you insights into the culture and society, from the Classical World contemporary Spain.

If you wish to major in sociology and anthropology, you can start your degree in Madrid and complete it in St. Louis, Missouri.  Find out more about the SLU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology here.

Laurie Mazzuca, Ph.D., Director

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