The mission of the Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies department is to promote appreciation, understanding and respect for cultural and biological diversity using scientific principles. The three distinct disciplines of the department provide a variety of courses for students seeking AA degrees, transfer opportunities, and careers, including professional and personal growth. Through diverse curriculum and pedagogy emphasizing academic reading, writing, critical thinking and laboratory experiences, we prepare students to successfully engage a diverse cultural and social environment in the community and workforce.
The Department of Anthropology,
Sociology, and Women’s Studies is composed of three distinct yet overlapping
disciplines. As such we are considered to be three separate programs each with
its own program SLO.
Students will be able to recognize
and analyze the complex diversity of humans and their ancestors by examining
our biological, cultural and evolutionary adaptation utilizing the scientific
Students will be able to identify,
contrast and apply the methods and theoretical perspectives in sociology
utilized to explain social interaction and social structure, including the
analysis of social problems.
Students will be able to utilize a
feminist theoretical analysis of social interactions and social structures,
explaining the formation, maintenance, and change of socio-cultural identities.
& CERTIFICATES OFFERED
Associate in Arts degree in
Associate in Arts degree
in Sociology (AA)
Associate in Arts in Sociology
for Transfer (AA-T)
Associate in Arts degree in Women's
Current courses align
with General Education / Institutional Learning Outcomes (link
to mapping chart).