The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Human Services offers a rich variety of sociology, anthropology, geography, and human services courses. The department offers courses that are required in many of the degree programs at County College of Morris, including the Liberal Arts degree. The department’s experienced faculty members have a broad range of interests and expertise, as reflected in the many electives available in the department.
Sociology courses introduce students to concepts and methods with which to understand social processes shaping problems and possibilities in contemporary U.S. society. Seasoned professors teach courses examining:
Contemporary institutions (Religion and Human Experience, The Family, Sociology of Work and Occupations, Sociology of Health and Illness).
Relations of power as manifested through class, race, ethnicity, and gender, and global processes (Contemporary Social Issues, Cultural Diversity in America, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Globalization, Cultural Geography).
The social development of human subjectivity (Social Psychology).
Contemporary social issues, including understandings of deviance (Contemporary Social Issues, Deviant Behavior).
Anthropology courses introduce students to the discipline of anthropology, the study of human beings across space and time. These include the sub-disciplines of Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology (examining human cultural diversity and commonalities in the present and in the past) and Physical Anthropology (examining human biological diversity and evolution).
Geography courses introduce students to the discipline of cultural geography, using geographic tools (such as maps) and concepts to understand processes of globalization.
The Human Services Program
educates students with an interest in a career in social services. Courses examine human needs, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation, child and spousal abuse, medical social services, care of the mentally retarded, community mental health, school social services, and corrections.
Chairperson, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Human Services