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Upcoming Events:

Senior Research Symposium
May 2, 4:30-6:00
Sociology/Anthropology House - Lobby

Alumni Visit 2018:

The department hosted several alums for this year's Alumni Week. Alums visited the CUE capstone courses in Sociology and Anthropology respectively. Recalling their own experiences, alums gave this year's graduating seniors advice on a number of different topics: navigating the immediate days after graduation, tapping on social networks for job opportunities, and honing their disciplinary training for the job market.

Visit this link to see who came back this year:


Anthropology of China (ATH 282): Syllabus

Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (ATH 250):  This course introduces students to core concepts and topics in the anthropological study of gender and sexuality. Particular attention will be paid to bodily experiences of gender and sexuality as complex, contested, and changing fields of experience and expression that are related to other fields of power including race, ethnicity, religion, and class. Topics to be studied may include gender and sexuality as bio-cultural phenomena; the sex and gender distinction; gender and the division of labor; gender stratification and male dominance; men and masculinities; feminist, postmodern, and queer theories; LGBTIQ cultures and societies; and the globalization of gender and sexuality.



Miachaune McJunkins - '15 was accepted into the Master's Program in the Sociology Department at Lehigh University where she was selected to receive a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

Malcolm McClain - '17 was accepted into the Master's Program in Sociology at Lehigh University where he was selected to receive a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

Nicki McVinua '13 - Was accepted to Columbia where she was selected to receive the Kline Fellowship Award (a full-tuition scholarship) for her two years in the social work program.

Rocio Vidal Ronchas - '15 has been accepted into the following programs: MPhil in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology at University College London, and the MSc in Archaeological Science at Durham University. Also her research on health status and diet during the Late Medieval Period has been recognized for his exemplary demonstration of growth in and understanding of information literacy through independent study. This will be featured in the Library display.


The Sociology and Anthropology Department’s mission is fourfold:

  1. to teach students discipline specific history, knowledge and methods,
  2. to help students develop critical thinking skills in order to produce reflective, logical, independent theses,
  3. to support the liberal arts mission of the college, and
  4. to add to the body of sociological and anthropological knowledge by conducting and disseminating research.

We are committed to excellence in our teaching and research programs. Read more about the Department's mission.


What are they doing with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology?

What are they doing with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology?

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Sociology/Anthropology House
2230 Chew Street (at the end of Leh Street by the Tennis Courts)
Allentown PA, 18104
Phone: 484-664-3873     Fax: 484-664-3718

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