Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology allows students to immerse themselves in the study of society and culture. Students have the opportunity to learn about human thoughts and behaviors through time, from the prehistoric past through the current day. Courses allow students to use social theory to investigate race, gender, class, history, religion, philosophy, politics, economics, landscapes and more. Students also practice collecting ethnographic and survey data and engage with social justice and biocultural diversity. 

MEET DR. CYNTHIA FOWLER

Fowler, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, is president of the Society of Ethnobiology. She conducts transdisciplinary research on society and nature. Her fieldwork in Eastern Indonesia's dry monsoonal tropics focuses on fire as a creative expression of social relations and ecological perceptions. Widely published, she also is doing research related to fire science and fire management in the U.S. South.

Reagan Styles Breitenstein '13

MEET REAGAN STYLES BREITENSTEIN ’13

Breitenstein studied both sociology and psychology at Wofford. After graduating in 2013, she enrolled in graduate school at Arizona State University, where she studied the effect of sleep on stress and emotional health.  

RECENT GRADUATES IN SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY ARE WORKING IN:

Adult literacy 

Criminal justice/law 

Education 

Human resources 

International business 

Marketing 

Ministry 

Nonprofit management 

Research

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT:

Arizona State University 

College of Charleston 

Emory Rollins School of Public Health 

Georgia State University 

Mercer University 

Mountain State University 

New School for Social Research 

Rutgers University 

University of Colorado, Boulder 

University of South Carolina 

Vermont School of Law