The disciplines of sociology and anthropology describe the patterning, problems and prospects of human relationships. That is, they consider how and why people behave as they do, the implications of these patterns for other aspects of social life, and how new ways of living may be built and sustained. Sociology and anthropology have as their principal objective the development and sharing of knowledge about human societies and behavior.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university's highest honor upon five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university.
Swimmer Kelsi Worrell, the daughter of Bob Worrell '89 and Erica Faison Worrell '90, and niece of Dann Worrell '90, was a member of the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team.
The recent article in the American Journal of Play by Professor Thomas Henricks follows his 2015 book, "Play and the Human Condition."
The sociology professor used nationally-representative data to examine the impact of teenage motherhood on transformations in life satisfaction, self-worth, and orientations towards the future, relationships and risk.
Rissa Trachman, chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, presented at the Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium this summer regarding her research at the ancient Maya site of Dos Hombres in northwestern Belize.
Tom Arcaro, Professor of Sociology and director of Project Pericles, had an essay published in The Guardian.
The assistant professor of sociology presented research on the causal effects of teenage motherhood on personal transformation
A newspaper column by Professor Tom Arcaro reflects on the YMCA's first national advertising campaign, "The Y. For a better us," and contrasts the Y's mission with rhetoric in the 2016 presidential election cycle.