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- Sociology and Anthropology
The disciplines of sociology and anthropology share common philosophical roots and concern for the social and cultural conditions of human life, although the two fields have developed independently over the last century. Historically, sociology dwelt more on the modernizing world, while anthropology focused on nonindustrial societies. Such distinctions of subject matter no longer prevail, and the line between sociology and sociocultural anthropology today is neither firm nor fixed.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology builds on the overlapping concerns and distinctive strengths of sociology and anthropology. Instead of maintaining separate curricula in the two fields, the department has developed a single curriculum dedicated to providing solid preparation in social theories and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The department is strongly committed to teaching a variety of methodological perspectives including ethnographic fieldwork and interviewing; survey research techniques; texts, discourse, and the practices of representation; computer-mediated modes of inquiry; and historical methods. This methodological pluralism is in keeping with recent trends in both disciplines.
The department’s curriculum stresses the relationship between cultural formations and social structures set in historical context. Among the areas of emphasis in the department are the study of inequality and difference by race, gender, class, and region. Sociology and anthropology courses in the department draw heavily on cross-cultural examples. Students are encouraged to participate in an overseas program. In addition to providing classroom study, the department provides majors and nonmajors opportunities to conduct field research in the Portland area, elsewhere in the United States, and abroad. All majors complete senior theses, many based on overseas work or local field research.
March 13th, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm:
3rd Annual BuildOn Benefit Dinner
3rd BuildOn Benefit Dinner
Every year LCBuildOn hosts a pay-by plate benefit dinner to fund raise for a school in a country that needs it most. Join us this year as we fund raise to build a primary school in Haiti. Enjoy food catered by Pambiche, a local caribbean resturant while you listen to the dulcet tones of 4.B.C. and the Merryweathers.
Ticket Prices include dinner and music:
Student: $15/individual or $20/couple
Faculty:$20/individual or $30/couple
Community member: $25/individual or $40/couple
Seats are filling up fast so buy your ticket soon! you can email email@example.com for tickets and more information.
March 20th, 2014
Tibet’s Linguistic Minorities in the Twenty-first Century: Survival or Assimilation
Gerald Roche, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Uppsala University will be presenting a talk about his research on language diversity in Tibet.