Studying anthropology and sociology (A&S) at Lafayette gives students a strong grounding in cultural difference and diversity, as well as social forms and processes on a global scale. Looking beyond the surface of human relations, students develop a keen awareness of cultural and social complexity in diverse contexts around the world. From broad overviews of the field to more specialized offerings and required upper-level seminars, A&S courses collectively allow students to build crucial skill sets, including analytic skills and critical thinking, research design and practice, qualitative and quantitative methods, communication and effective writing, group projects and presentation skills. We aim to not just shape budding anthropologists and sociologists, but to encourage students to use these scholarly traditions as a platform to succeed in whatever profession they might choose. In particular, anthropology and sociology courses help prepare students for careers that require strong analytic and research capabilities, the capacity to work effectively in diverse or cross-cultural environments, global sophistication, effective communication, and real people skills.
The A&S Department is highly supportive of student research through coursework, independent studies, EXCEL Scholars projects, and senior theses.Learn more about A&S student research
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