Current or prospective sociology majors at Manhattan College now have even more course options than before with a new minor in cultural anthropology, and a concentration in immigration and global sociology. In addition, the crime, law and social justice and social services concentrations have enhanced curriculum requirements and feature fresh components and courses.
“The new immigration and global sociology concentration is the first program at Manhattan to exclusively analyze immigration and allows sociology majors to gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing immigrant communities and the larger social development implications of these issues within both national and global contexts,” said Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., chair of the sociology department and associate professor of sociology.
The three sociology concentrations feature and target the following career paths:
Immigration and Global Sociology - This brand new concentration offers a variety of courses and is geared toward students with career interests in immigration policy and advocacy, local immigrant support services, and international cooperation and development agencies.
Crime, Law and Social Justice– Students focusing on a career in criminal justice, law, community activism or human rights advocacy pursue the criminal justice and sociology of law concentration, which offers new courses in Transnational Organized Crime.
Social Services – This social work concentration is for the student looking to obtain a social-service related career after graduation, and now includes the following courses: Social Service Practice, Practicing Empowerment and The Modern Metropolis (a new urban studies course).
Sociology students interested in minoring in cultural anthropology are required to complete 15 credits under a departmental adviser’s supervision. In addition to three required courses, cultural anthropology course options include: Urban or Visual Anthropology; Anthropology of Drugs; Societies and Cultures of Latin America; Workers and the Workplace; Culture, Health and Illness; and much more.
“The cultural anthropology minor and three expanded course concentrations launched this fall offer several new avenues for Manhattan students to explore,” Dello Buono added.