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Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology

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Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology study human social behavior, culture, and the nature of society. Their subject matter ranges from the intimate family to mob behavior; from crime to religion; from the divisions based on race, sex and social class to the shared beliefs and actions of an entire society; from the rituals of hunting and gathering peoples, to tailgating at sporting events.

Class ProjectorFew fields of study have such a broad scope and relevance to contemporary problems and issues. The Bachelor of Arts program at Winthrop stresses social theory and research methods/statistics. It focuses on criminology and deviant behavior, the urban community, racial/ethnic relations, population, and the sociology of aging.

Concentrations in Criminology and Anthropology are offered.

The department's goal is to provide a well-rounded liberal arts program, exposing students to a wide variety of topics and disciplines.

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News & Announcements

           Rick in Russia  Rick in Russia 2

  •  The Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology department has partnered with the Russian Academy of Sciences to focus on the rise of social inequality and the advent of social complexity.  Winthrop will host our first visiting Russian scholar, Dr. Dmitri Bondarenko, in November 2018. 
  •  The Leadership and Social Change Series continues with a lecture on Police-Community Relations, with Dr. Adolphus Belk Jr., Chief Ken Scoggins, and Dr. Bradley Tripp. This cultural event will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11am, in Dina's Place.
  •  Social Protest in Comparative Perspective: Lessons from Around the Globe, featuring Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, Dr. Maria Aysa-Lastra, and Dr. Ginger Williams takes place Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11am in Dina's Place. This is a cultural event.
  •  In fall 2017, the students of Anthropology 345, Fieldwork in Archaeology with Archaeologist Chris Gillam, discovered the location of field slave quarters at Historic Brattonsville. This is a very exciting and exceptional contribution to the history of the site.
  • Fieldwork 2017
  • Dr. Chacon hosts VIPs, Dr. Lorenzo Cachon, and Mr. Wali Cathicart, at his home, where Dr. Chris Gillam shares his discovery of an 18th century slave cabin on the Brattonsville property.
  •  SOCL332 Sociology of Conflict and Conflict Management) can substitute for SOCL 330, 335, 337 or 525 in Sociology's Criminology Concentration or the Criminal Justice Minor, as one of the 6 required hours.
  • The Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology department hosted a ceremony for our Spring 2018 graduates, as well as handing out a few awards and scholarships.
  •  Jack Tucker Award Amber Anderson Amber Anderson is the 2018 winner of the C. Jack Tucker Senior Researcher Award
  •  Joey Jennings  Nick Kent (Left: Joey Jennings and Right: Nicholas Kent) 2018 winners of the John Maiolo Student Travel Award
  • Socl Merit(1)  Mattin Avalon is the 2018 winner of our Sociology Merit Scholarship
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