Experiential Learning is at the Core of Sociology & Anthropology

Experiential Learning is at the Core of Sociology & Anthropology

The SOAN curriculum fosters a truly immersive, experiential, and transformative education that links together the classroom, the community, and the world. 

Experiential Learning in Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology are disciplines defined by their engagement with the social world. Our focus can be local or global in scope, but our disciplinary traditions have long relied on an experiential, immersive exploration of cultural difference as the principal pathway to understanding. In these disciplines, we concern ourselves with the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that shape people's experiences and identities, as well as the patterns that characterize our collective lives. SOAN students are intrepid, curious, accomplished, and worldly. Our curriculum fosters a truly immersive, experiential, and transformative education that links together the classroom, the community, and the world. 

CONDUCT RESEARCH

Learn more about experiential, ethnographic, and other forms of social research that are at the core of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD

Learn about the variety of ways to engage with the world through the Department of Sociology & Anthropology

PREPARE AS A PROFESSIONAL

Find out how the Department of Sociology & Anthropology cultivates experience that helps students transition to the professional world

ENGAGE YOUR COMMUNITY

Discover opportunities for engagement with the broader Tacoma and Puget Sound communities in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology