Sociology is a program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.
National Center for Education Statistics. (2010). Sociology detail for CIP Code 45.1101. Retrieved from

Anthropology is a program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.
National Center for Education Statistics. (2010). Anthropology detail for CIP Code 45.0201. Retrieved from

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Sociology: assimilation, community, conformity, customs, family structures, institutions, law, research methods, social change, social deviance and control, social groups, social institutions, social organization and structure, social problems, social relationships, social stratification and hierarchies, social theory 

Anthropology:  biological/physical anthropology, cultural behavior, culture, ethnography, ethnohistory, ethnology, forensic pathology, hominid evolution, human paleontology, industrial archaeology, institutions, kinship, language, linguistics, museum studies, prehistoric archeology, primates, primatology, psychological anthropology, research methods, socio-cultural anthropology


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Online Open Access Journals:  Sociology

Advances in Social Work
Behavior and Social Issues
Columbia Social Work Review 
International Journal of Society, Culture and Language

Online Open Access Journals:  Anthropology

Cultural Analysis
Cultural Anthropology
Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology
Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

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Sociology/Anthropology Search Engine 
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Sociology Sites

Provides a glossary for over 400 sociology definitions.
American Sociological Association 
As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association provides a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline.
Data & Information Services Center 
Offers longitudinal surveys, macroeconomic indicators, election studies, population studies, socialization patterns, poverty measures, labor force participation, public opinion polls, education and health data, and census data comprise the scope of the collection.
Evolutionary Theories in the Social Sciences 
An information site for scholars interested in evolutionary thought in the social sciences.
Gathers from more than 100 agencies access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.
Frank W. Elwell, from his book, Sociocultural systems:  Principles of structure and change, has a glossary that is updated.
Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan 
An academic social science survey and research organization, which monitors the trends in areas as consumer confidence and economic expectations to voting behavior, teen drug use, aging, and family dynamics.
International Sociological Association 
The International Sociological Association  (ISA)  is a non-profit association for scientific purposes. Its function is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion.
Pew Research Center 
An organization that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions.
Sociology Compass 
Unique in its range, Sociology Compass is an online-only journal publishing original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research from across the entire discipline.
The SocJournal 
The Socjournal is a new media journal intended to offer sociologists a window into the world of new media communications.
US Census Bureau   
Products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.

Anthropology Sites

American Anthropological Association  
The world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. This new, national organization was formed to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropologic[al]  organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology.
Annual Review:  Anthropology 
The Annual Review of Anthropology, in publication since 1972, covers significant developments in the subfields of Anthropology, including archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics and communicative practices, regional studies and international anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology 
Anthropology.netís mission is to create a cohesive online community of individuals interested in anthropology.  This website intends to promote and facilitate discussion, review research, extend stewardship of resources, and disseminate knowledge.  To serve the public interest, we seek the widest possible engagement with all segments of society, including professionals, students, and anyone who is interested in advancing knowledge and enhancing awareness of anthropology.
International Association of Physiological Anthropology 
International Association of Physiological Anthropology is the union of Anthropology, Human Biology and Physiological Anthropology societies around the world.
Smithsonian Anthropology Department 
The research conducted by the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology staff covers a wide range of topics and areas of the world.  Some of the research topics include human-environmental interactions, population migration, origins of domestication, linguistics, and forensic anthropology.
World Council of Anthropological Associations 
The World Council of Anthropological Associations  (WCAA)  is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.