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Welcome to Anthropology and Sociology

Anthropology and Sociology are established social science disciplines. Both are immensely challenging and exciting and generally aim to understand culture and how societies work.

 

 

 

 Anthropology and Sociology

 

Anthropology and Sociology are established social science disciplines. Both are immensely challenging and exciting and generally aim to understand culture and how societies work. They investigate the cultures and structures of different societies throughout the world and throughout history analyzing their various patterns such as cultural patterns, kinship, marriage, economy, social class, gender and race.

 
They observe the everyday experiences of people in groups and collectivities - ethnic, professionals, workers, gangs, families and seek to explain them. They also raise critical philosophical issues about how a society can be studied. A course in Anthropology/Sociology thus equips one to think systematically, critically and in a disciplined and informed fashion. The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at UWC has this as its chief aim and both the under-graduate and post-graduate courses have been designed accordingly.
 

Anthropology & Sociology provide a sound basis for careers in education, social research, community development, public administration, conflict resolution, heritage management, social services, and a range of other fields where a knowledge of how society works is an important factor.

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