Hands on Learning
Sociology and anthropology are subjects in which interaction with other human beings is utterly central. So most courses in our department and many of our class assignments involve face-to-face learning with fellow New Yorkers and people from other cultures and countries.
It is our belief that immersion experiences in other communities, cultures and nations is an essential part of any educated person’s life. Since this is especially important for sociology and anthropology majors, the department strongly encourages travel and study abroad.
The department encourages students to undertake independent research projects. In addition, students can develop an honors thesis working closely with one of the faculty members.