Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers courses and programs designed to teach students to analyze and understand basic sociocultural processes, statuses, and roles; prepare students for careers and graduate study in the various fields and sub-fields; contribute to the liberal arts training and knowledge of all undergraduates; and provide intellectual and skills background for students considering careers in the professions and in business.
The department has two distinctive programs, Anthropology and Sociology, each offering both a major and a minor. UALR anthropology and sociology majors may also simultaneously pursue teaching licensure that allows them to teach social studies in Arkansas for grades 7-12.
In addition, a number of our faculty are also a part of interdisciplinary programs: Dr. Juliana Flinn is the Campus Director for Non-Profit Leadership Studies, Dr. Sarah Beth Estes is the Coordinator of Gender Studies, and Dr. Krista Lewis and Dr. Simon Hawkins are members of the faculty for Middle Eastern Studies.
Our department faculty are also involved in many other activities on campus and beyond. For example, Dr. Robert Sanderson is Associate Director of the Sequoyah National Research Center. Our department consists of professional educators representing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences. We have faculty from all over the world. This diversity makes for a dynamic educational experience.
Make an appointment to visit our campus and our department or simply drop by and visit with us in Stabler Hall 405 or call 501.569.3173.
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