Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in sociology/anthropology
Sociologists and Anthropologists look at relationships between individuals and the society in which they live. The interdisciplinary Sociology/Anthropology program at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) will provide you with a broad understanding of the human condition by looking at human culture, society, and behavior in the past and present.
Here, our faculty will incorporate diverse, multicultural and global perspectives into their courses. You will learn from a variety of perspectives, which will enhance your ability to think critically about the world around you and help you to understand your relationship to society.
The interdisciplinary Sociology/Anthropology program at UMF uses a distinct hands-on approach, using the surrounding communities -- and indeed the world -- for rich learning experiences.
Here, you'll be encouraged to engage in undergraduate research projects such as U.S. military casualty research, rural poverty research, ethnography surveying and polling, and more. You may even dig through an archaeological site in Maine, discovering how prehistoric people coped with the limits of their social and physical environments.
As an Interdisciplinary Sociology/Anthropology major at UMF, you'll be encouraged to immerse yourself in a culture different from your own. You may choose to study at a university in England, France, China, Russia, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Mexico, Japan, Scotland, Guatemala, Sweden, Austria, Venezuela, Spain, Greece, Switzerland and more. (We'll help you with this.)
Here, you will also understand the importance of civic engagement, of being an active member of your community -- as a college student and throughout your life. You'll be encouraged to participate in volunteer work, internships, service-learning opportunities and in research designed to benefit a specific community.
As a graduate of our interdisciplinary Sociology/Anthropology program you'll be prepared for a career in social work, social research, politics, public administration, law, business, government, and more. And of course, you'll be well prepared to go on to graduate school.
"Sociology/Anthropology appealed to me because I really like learning about different cultures and I'm especially interested in Latin American cultures -- particularly women's issues in Latin American countries. I want to do something to help women in Latin America in some way."
-- Courtney Church
From Portsmouth, N.H.
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student - in every major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to your major in Sociology/Anthropology, such as:
|• Intro to Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology|
|• Human Origins and Cultural Development|
|• Introduction to Sociology|
|• Civilizations of The Ancient World|
|• Global Society|
|• Prehistory of North America|
|• Environmental and Natural Resource Economics|
|• Cultual Ecology|
|• Kinship and Family|
|• Global Sociology|
|• Food and Culture|
|• Social Science Research Methods|
|• Medieval Society, Structure and Institution|
For additional information about Sociology / Anthropology at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050