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What is Sociology?
 
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs.
 
What is Anthropology?
 
Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems... Anthropologists are highly specialized in our research interests, yet we remain generalists in our observations of the human condition and we advocate for a public anthropology that is committed to bringing knowledge to broad audiences.
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Sociology & Anthropology

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Newark, NJ 07102
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Faculty

Christopher Duncan

Christopher Duncan

Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; and Associate Professor of Anthropology

Alex Hinton

Alex Hinton

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention

Kevin Keogan

Kevin Keogan

Part-Time Lecturer

Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield

Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield

Executive Vice Chancellor