Our department encompasses three areas of study--Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. Together our faculty and staff share the goal of supporting student academic success and advancement to the third and fourth years of their educational experience. We encourage students to develop conceptual, analytical and critical thinking skills that can be applied in the analysis of social processes and the institutions of a society. Course work is enriched with examples of cultural diversity which are couched in the context of a larger world community.
Sociology is a social science that explores the patterns of human interaction and the relationship of humans to societal institutions like family, mass media and the economy. It is a science that focuses on the connections between individual and group life. Sociologists use scientific research methods to examine such diverse topics as culture, gender, development of self, group dynamics, social class, race and ethnicity, and other features of society.
Anthropology is the study of humans past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences.
Criminal Justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, and sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.
Sheila Navarro, Administrative Aide
Professor Daniel Wilson, Department Chair
Dr. Takiko Mori-Saunders, Sociology Program Coordinator
Dr. Eugenia Robinson, Anthropology Program Coordinator
Professor Debbie Grubb, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
We are located on the Rockville Campus in the Humanities Building, Suite 224.