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Sociology - Undergraduate Programs 1Sociology - Undergraduate ProgramsOverviewThe principal common educational objective in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is to develop a systematic understanding of socialbehavior, human culture, and social institutions. Knowledge of human social and cultural relationships is vital to a meaningful perspective on andunderstanding of the society in which we live. Contemporary societies are characterized by diversity, rapid change, complex organization, and extensivespecialization. Programs of study in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology pursue the challenge of:1.creating and disseminating general knowledge that will render this world more understandable and2.providing an educational base for more effective and humane planning and social intervention in society.Each of the programs of study relates to this general objective in a somewhat different manner. Students are encouraged to visit with the faculty andlearn more about the prog...