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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and anthropology are dedicated to the study of human culture and social life in order to understand how people organize themselves in communities and integrate those communities into our larger social world.

Sociology courses focus on how lives shape and are shaped by social contexts and environments. Sociologists investigate general principles governing social organization and social behavior in a variety of settings including family, religion, medicine, government, social justice, and economics.

Anthropology courses focus on the interpretive study of cultural knowledge. Anthropologists draw case studies from foragers and horticultural, agrarian, and industrial groups. Trinity also teaches courses in the subfields of archaeology and primatology.

Through our rigorous curriculum, distinguished faculty, and outstanding student activities and experiences, sociology and anthropology students learn how their individual lives shape and are shaped by the social contexts in which they live.