The related disciplines of sociology and anthropology seek to understand the nature of human societies; the communities, organizations, and institutions that comprise these; the systems of cultural meanings that form and inform them; and the interplay between individuals' lives and the societies in which they reside. In the global society of today, moreover, such understanding increasingly requires recognition and study of the interactions among societies and especially the political, economic, and cultural elements of power-often embodied in structures of class, gender, ethnicity, and race-that operate not only locally and nationally but at the global level as well.
As a social science, sociology is one of many disciplines bound by a quest for global understanding. In all of our courses, we seek to open windows to the world. Students learn about other cultures and other ways of seeing the world, the environment and human’s impact upon it, philosophies aimed at improving the human condition, and the intricacies of group behavior.
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