Ongoing archaeological research projects in Yucatan, Mexico and Cusco, Peru.
W.M. Keck Center for Instrumental and Biochemical Comparative Archaeology.
The sociology-anthropology major is suited for you if you are interested in explaining and understanding how society is organized, the origins and development of social institutions, social change, social organizations, race, class, gender, and culture. Courses incorporate topics such as politics, economics, gender, religion, health, language, and the environment. Numerous research opportunities and study abroad programs led by Millsaps professors can transport students to Mexico and Peru. Internships in the city of Jackson or elsewhere in the U.S. are also available. You can major in sociology-anthropology with a concentration in anthropology or a concentration in sociology. You may also opt to major in sociology-anthropology and complete a concentration in both sociology and anthropology.
We also offer minors in sociology, anthropology, and archaeology. In these minors, you will study human behavior in a variety of situations and under varying circumstances. You will examine the breadth of human lives, including topics such as politics, economics, gender, and religion, in an attempt to make sense out of human history and human endeavors. You will work with the Millsaps Sociology-Anthropology Department faculty members, who provide excellent research opportunities and study-abroad programs. Our faculty members actively involve you in their own research, offering hands-on training that is available at very few colleges and universities.
If you minor in anthropology, you will study human beings and their ancestors, with classes incorporating the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Anthropology encompasses many interests, and you may select courses such as the Anthropology of Pop Culture, Drugs and Altered States of Consciousness, Disney and the American Way of Life, Latin American Cultures and Societies, and Social and Cultural Theory. A minor in archaeology will involve detailed studies of past civilizations, including how they ate, thought, built, and operated as a society. Both minors nurture skills in cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking and analysis, teamwork, and communication.
W.M. Keck Center for Instrumental and BioChemical Comparative Archeology. Research and Learning Center at Kaxil Kiuic: Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve.