Anthropology & Sociology

Anthropology and Sociology students at Amherst learn to analyze systematically culture and social life.

Our courses foster the kind of critical thinking that enables students to meet the challenges of global citizenship in the 21st century. Students learn to question conventional wisdom, wherever they find it.

Anthropology & Sociology Prizes and awards

Prizes & Awards

The Bonnie B. Emory Fund supports senior thesis research; the Donald S. Pitkin Prize honors the best completed thesis work in anthropology and sociology.