Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman
Offering courses in social and cultural analysis, research
methodologies, and social theory, the department of sociology
and anthropology has ample resources which includes:
a dedicated, active, professional faculty; computer facilities
for classroom and individual use; cooperation with other
departments in the Atlanta University Center; and a vast
reservoir of internship and research possibilities in the
metropolitan Atlanta area.
The department offers two majors
and two minors: a B.A. degree in Sociology, a BA degree
in Sociology and Anthropology for those who complete the
anthropology concentration, a Minor in Sociology, and a
Minor in Anthropology.
Concentrations and Career Possibilities
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Extra Curricular Activities and Student Reflections
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The faculty in the department of sociology and anthropology
bring to the classroom a wealth of experiences.
conducted research on a variety of topics in Brazil, Costa
Rica, Ghana, and Liberia as well as in the United States,
the faculty have published several books and many articles
in professional journals such as: Anthropology and
Humanism Quarterly, Crime and Social Justice, Contemporary
Sociology, Gender and Society, Journal
of Black Studies, Journal of Preventive Health, Labor
History, Sage, Sociological Analysis,
and The Urban League Review.
Faculty members also
serve on national, regional, and local boards of colleges,
professional organizations, and social service agencies
in addition to being committed community volunteers.
Sociology and Anthropology and Women's Lives
How do societal definitions of "woman" vary
across cultures? How does law deal with rape victims? What
were the economic and social realities of African American
women during Reconstruction? How do the writings of Angela
Davis and Ida B. Wells-Barnett help us think about such
contemporary issues as controversial rap music lyrics-or
poetry in the inner cities?
The sociology and anthropology
department at Spelman offers several courses for
those who are interested in exploring the social realities
of women. The courses range from one that focuses on the
impact of law on gender and racial constructions to a course
that looks at women's lives from a cross-cultural perspective.
The department offers courses which may be used to fulfill
the women's studies/black studies course requirement of
the College, and also has offerings for those who are interested
in doing in-depth study of particular aspects of women's