The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Courses in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology introduce students to a range of issues and perspectives essential to developing critical analyses of contemporary world events. This includes how individuals, people in families, large and small groups, and entire cultures live, think, and interact. Introductory courses offer a broad overview of the complexity of world cultures and American society. Advanced courses provide an in-depth focus on particular world areas, social institutions, and significant social trends.
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Registration Requests for Winter and Spring 2021 – Contact Gregory Snyder, Chair
SOC/ANT Statement on Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology condemns the murders of eight persons at two spas in Atlanta, GA on March 16, 2021, six of whom were women of Asian descent.
It bears repeating: As a department we are committed to anti-racist pedagogy and believe strongly in the mission of CUNY to educate to empower the children of immigrant and poor New Yorkers of all racial, ethnic, and religious groups to challenge these systems and effect change. As faculty at CUNY, we celebrate diversity and recognize the manifold benefits and richness that a diverse community offers. CUNY is an institution founded on principles of equal access to higher education; we cannot remain silent in the face of systemic and institutionalized racism.
SOC/ANT Statement Condemning Police Violence
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology joins our colleagues, our union, and activists across the world in condemning the state sponsored murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police. We condemn this state-sanctioned police violence which continues to terrorize-and is designed to terrorize-communities of color, especially African American communities, and we will do our part until it stops…
Valedictorian, Baruch College, B.A., (’18)
University of Cambridge, MPhil, (’19)
“One of my personal goals has long been to expand my empathetic thinking and global perspective. Anthropology and ethnographic studies continue to provide me with tools to analyze and understand the lived realities of others from an empathetic and open viewpoint. The skill set that I have acquired through my studies in Baruch’s Department of Sociology & Anthropology regularly shape my opinion and behavior in the corporate world, in academic pursuits, and in everyday life. Most importantly, the theory and applications of anthropology have empowered my sense of curiosity, empathy, and cultural understanding –and I’m forever grateful for this timeless gift.“