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Sociology and Anthropology Fall 2014 Open House

September 25, 2014
4pm - 6pm
Founders Library,
Browsing Room

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- Ms. Kate Coventry
- Dr. Gerald Dillingham
- Dr. Thomas E. Encarnación
- Dr. Jocelyn Fontaine


Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a diverse Department that is truly unique: it is the only doctoral program in Sociology in the nation's capital as well as at an HBCU campus. Undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degree programs are offered in the Department. The Department offers a variety of courses and program flexibility that are designed to serve the interests of students pursuing either or both academic and non-academic careers.  The Department's location in Washington, DC affords students with special opportunities for engaging federal agencies and prominent domestic and international nongovernmental organizations and think tanks. Such opportunities enhance students' prospects as they pursue academic and non-academic career tracks.

Undergraduate Program
The Undergraduate Program has two areas of concentration: I. Sociology and II. Administration of Justice. The Undergraduate Program provides students with the fundamental intellectual tools for theoretical analysis, empirical research (both quantitative and qualitative), collaborative investigation, and applied problem solving. Furthermore, our curriculum equips students to more effectively negotiate the diverse society in which we live by addressing global and national social inequalities such as race/ethnicity, gender, social class, and environmental. Above all, our program--which emphasizes writing and critical thinking skills, interdisciplinary problem solving, group dialogue, and one-on-one faculty mentorship--gives our graduates the hard writing, research, and analytic skills as well as the soft professional skills that are all increasingly attractive to employers in the global information age.

Graduate Program
The Graduate Program offers comprehensive training in sociological theory, research methodology and statistics. At the Ph.D. level, there are three areas of academic concentration: I. Social Inequality, II. Criminology, and III. Medical Sociology. Graduate students in the program gain from the resources of both the Department and Washington, DC. The assets available in the nation's capital to enhance graduate students' education in Sociology are unrivaled. Graduate students benefit from working with professors in their ongoing research and other professional activities that often involve various combinations of federal agencies and some of the nation's most prominent nongovernmental organizations and think tanks as well as engaging local community-based organizations.

Members of the faculty, students, and administrative staff seek to create an atmosphere of collegiality, both in and out of the classroom. Students are expected to present papers at professional meetings, submit grant proposals, submit authored and coauthored manuscripts for publication, and to work with faculty on research and engagement projects.

Howard University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
P.O. Box 987
Washington, DC. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6853

Featured Alum:

Camonia Long, PhD
Postdoctoral Junior Researcher, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


Faculty Accomplishments:

Dr. Johnnie Daniel has been appointed to the Survey-Based Legal Evidence Task Force of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).  AAPOR is the professional association of survey researchers.  Essentially, the purpose of the committee is to enhance the role that AAPOR plays in the “education” of courts and attorneys  in the U.S. regarding the use of survey-based evidence in legal proceedings.


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