Academics: Majors and Programs

Anthropology and Sociology

Learning Life

Have you ever wondered why countries use images of women to attract tourists? Or how The Coca-Cola Co. became an iconic global commodity? What about how African-American women make choices about their health care? The department of sociology and anthropology at Spelman College will guide you in finding answers to such questions.

“Instructors invite students to join together and explore ways society and history shape our individual and collective lives; and ways, as we give shape to our own lives, we literally create history,” said Dr. Daryl White, chair and professor of the department of sociology and anthropology. “We are always concerned with understanding society and culture in order to change both for the better. We call this scholar-activism.”

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