Sociology & Anthropology
What will I learn?
You'll learn how society and culture interact with one another in ways you never
imagined. You'll learn what micro- and macro-level groups and processes are and
how to assess their important differences. You'll learn – through hands-on exercises
– how to conduct various types of research, including data analysis, fieldwork/ethnography,
documentary research and participatory/community-based research.
Will it be 100 percent class work?
No. At LaGrange College, we place a priority on hands-on research and application,
so as a sociology and anthropology major you will learn about social and cultural
phenomena both in the classroom and in the field.
We strongly encourage internships and do our best to help place students in situations
that will offer them practical experience, situations in such diverse fields as:
• social services
• youth support organizations
• nonprofit and volunteer organizations
• poverty and minority advocacy groups
• government agencies
• shelters for women and families