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.
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.
& 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.