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Sociology and Anthropology

Major in Sociology

If you are fascinated by the social lives of human beings, the complexity and consequences of social behavior, and/or want to make a positive impact in a quickly changing society, then sociology is the major for you! Majoring in sociology will deepen your understanding of our social landscape and equip you with the tools, theories, and methods to investigate and analyze our diverse world. Sociology graduates are well prepared for a range of possible career areas, including education, business, marketing, social work, healthcare, criminal justice, law enforcement, human services, and government.
Sociology majors at Linfield might take:
SOAN 205
Gender and Society
Discover the many ways that gender shapes – visibly and invisibly – our everyday lives.
SOAN 250
Environment, Society and Culture
Examine how individuals shape and are shaped by our environments and explore how people unite to challenge environmental injustice around the world.
SOAN 251
Music Subcultures, Scenes and Communities
Explore how individuals, from punks to posers, make meaning through music. Spend time investigating your own favorite music scene while learning important field research methods.
For more information about studying Sociology, contact: Admission or visit the Sociology website.