Current Courses

Current Courses

The Sociology & Anthropology Department provides students with intellectual tools for understanding contemporary social issues, such as globalization, nationalism, race relations, bioethics, and the complex layering of social inequalities in everyday life.

The department attracts students who seek knowledge about societies of the world and the opportunity to conduct independent projects based on primary research and fieldwork. Over 30 students a year choose to major or minor in Sociology & Anthropology, while our introductory courses enroll more than 125 students a year.

Courses cover social theory, the microtechnologies of social change, the symbolic aspects of culture, and the historical development of the disciplines. Methodology courses both generate a firm understanding of research design and explore the social dynamics behind the production of texts and visual representations. These intellectual foundations are brought to bear, in turn, in the study of social institutions such as religion and the workplace, and geographical areas such as the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the United States.

Because of its strong cross-cultural and transnational orientations, the department encourages students to study abroad. For many, foreign study provides a basis for their senior thesis project (see the department's homepage for a listing of students' projects). The senior thesis project allows students to develop their research interests through working directly with a faculty member. This combination of breadth of knowledge, global understanding, and independent research make Sociology & Anthropology an ideal liberal arts major.

Fall 2014 | Spring 2015 | Fall 2015 | Spring 2016

This list is accurate as of 09/29/14. Changes will undoubtedly occur, particularly to the courses listed for 2015-2016 as leave scheduling, staffing, and curricular decisions are made. Check the bulletin boards adjacent to the department offices for updated lists or this website. 

During the academic year 2014-15, Professor Schuetze will be on leave Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

Fall 2014
Course # Course Name Taught By
ANTH 001D First-Year Seminar: Counterculture Fraga
ANTH 002D First-Year Seminar: Culture and Gender (T) Nadkarni
ANTH 020J Dance and Diaspora (W) Chakravorty
ANTH 021D Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics Fraga
ANTH 042D Political Anthropology (T) Nadkarni
ANTH 080B Anthro Linguistics:Endanger Language Harrison
SOCI 004B First-Year Seminar: Intro to Contemporary Social Thought (T) Muñoz
SOCI 006H Down but Not Out: The Social Problems of Phila (CREDUC074) Viscelli
SOCI 035C Social Movements and Nonviolent Power (T) Smithey
SOCI 036D Into the Field: Qualitative Methods (M) Viscelli
SOCI 038C Sociology of the Economic Life (T) Reay
SOCI 040K Political Sociology: The Mafia and the State Johnson
SOAN 001A Introduction to Anthropology and Sociology * Ghannam/Willie LeBreton
SOAN 071B Research Seminar: Strat & NonViolent Strug (CR PEAC071) Lakey
SOAN 095 Independent Study Staff
SOAN 096 Thesis Staff
SOAN 097 Thesis (Writing) Staff
SOAN 098 Thesis Writers Master Class Willie-LeBreton
Fall 2014 Seminars
Course # Course Name Taught By
ANTH 123 Culture, Power, Islam Ghannam
SOAN 180 Honors Thesis Staff
Spring 2015
Course # Course Name Taught By
ANTH 002F Anthropology of Childhood and the Family Nadkarni
ANTH 009C Cultures of the Middle East (W) Ghannam
ANTH 040J Soc. Movein Latin Amer.Gender & Queer Persp (CR-LASC040) Machuca-Gálvez
ANTH 041C Visual Cultures of Mexico and Aztlån Fraga
ANTH 049B Comparative Perspectives on the Body Ghannam
ANTH 072D Visual Anthropology (M) Nadkarni
SOCI 006F Rich and Poor (T) Viscelli
SOCI 007B Intro to Race and Ethnicity in the United States (T) Staff
SOCI 024C Latin American Society Through Its Novel Muñoz
SOCI 028E Methods of Social Exploration (M) Reay
SOCI 036C Sociology of US Labor Movement (T) Viscelli
SOCI 040L Urban Crime and Punishment Johnson
SOCI 044E Colloquium: Modern Social Theory (T)      Muñoz
SOAN 010U Sport& Society in Historical COntext & Contem Meaning Mullan
SOAN 020B Urban Education (T)  (CR EDUC 068) Staff
SOAN 095 Independent Study Staff
SOAN 096 Thesis * Staff
SOAN 097 Thesis * (W) Staff
Spring 2015 Seminars
Course # Course Name Taught By
SOCI 127 Race Theories (T) Staff
SOAN 180 Honors Thesis Staff

Notes:
* = Required course, T = Theory Course, M= Methods Course, W= Writing Course

Additional courses will be offered for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 by the end of Spring 2015.  Please check with the department office or check this website  for updates.

During the academic year 2015-16, Professor Ghannam, Nadkarni and Smithey and expect to be on leave for one or both semesters.

Fall 2015
Course # Course Name Taught By
ANTH 020J Dance and Diaspora (T,W)  (CR DANC 025A) Chakravorty
ANTH 021D Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics Fraga
ANTH 043E Culture, Health, Illness (T) Schuetze
ANTH 051B Drugs and Governance in the Americas Fraga
SOCI 004B First-Year Seminar: Intro to Contemporary Social Thought (T) Muñoz
SOCI 025B Transforming Intractable Conflict Smithey
SOAN 001A Introduction to Anthropology and Sociology* Schuetze/Willie-LeBreton
SOAN 095 Independent Study Staff
SOAN 096 Thesis * Staff
SOAN 097 Thesis (Writing)* Staff
SOAN 098 Thesis Writers Master Class* Willie-LeBreton
Fall 2015 Seminars
Course # Course Name Taught By
SOAN 180 Honors Thesis Staff

 

Spring 2016
Course # Course Name Taught By
ANTH 003G FYS: Development and its Discontents Schuetze
ANTH 041C Visual Cultures of Mexico and Aztlån Fraga
SOCI 007B Intro to Race and Ethnicity in the United States (T) Staff
SOCI 024C Latin American Society Through its Novel Muñoz
SOCI 044C Colloquium: Contemporary Social Theory (T) Muñoz
SOAN 010J War, Sport and the Construction of Masc Identity Mullan
SOAN 020B Urban Education (T) (Cross-Listed as EDUC 068) Staff
SOAN 095 Independent Study Staff
SOAN 096 Thesis * Staff
SOAN 097 Thesis * (W) Staff
Spring 2016 Seminars
Course # Course Name Taught By
SOCI TBD Honors Seminar Staff
SOAN 180 Honors Thesis Staff

Notes:

* = Required course, T = Theory Course, M= Methods Course, W= Writing Course

Updated 09/29/14