Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Learning Goals

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology aims to cultivate in our majors the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the major foundational concepts, methods and theories in the field of Anthropology, Sociology or Medical Sociology.
  • Articulate empirical research questions and hypotheses, with logical plans of data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues relevant to conducting research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the sub-disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology, or Medical Sociology.
  • Gain practical experience in conducting research.
  • Develop effective critical thinking, oral and written communication, information literacy and research skills.