Department of Sociology Anthropology
We study people now and in the past, how they relate to each other, and all that they think, do, and make — food, music, families, nations, tools, houses, institutions. . . We are particularly interested in the way race, class, gender, sexuality, and other elements of identity affect people’s experiences and opportunities, and what can be done to promote greater social justice.
Core courses in the SOA major cover both disciplines, and students are free to specialize in either anthropology or sociology through electives or through a minor.
Department and UIS Links
- Listen to an interview on NPR Illinois with Doris Bailey (SOA ’17), coordinator of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. She also spoke about the Museum’s activities at the Illinois State Museum lunch hour lecture series on February 21, 2018.
- Rona Taylor (SOA ’17) graduated with a job as Gallery Facilitator at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis!
- Ashundria Oliver (SOA ’13) talks about grad school
- News from SOA Alum Brian Brutlag (’03)
SOA faculty member Prof. Tiffani Saunders recognized as Star Staff/Faculty at the Good as Gold 10th Annual Springfield Volunteer Awards. See “Faculty Focus” to read more.