Sociology and anthropology are complementary approaches to the study of society and culture. Sociologists study modern urban industrial societies. Anthropologists focus on non-industrial and fully industrialized cultures.
Sociology is the scientific study of the processes and patterns of individual and group interaction, of the forms of social organization, and of the influence of group pressures upon individual behavior. Opportunities are available for the application of sociological knowledge and the use of critical thinking to clarify social problems and evaluate policies of public and private agencies, particularly by field experiences in such areas as industrial organizations, social change, inter-group relations, criminal justice, and social welfare.
Anthropology is the scientific study of culture. It is concerned with human biological and cultural adaptations to the environment throughout time and in all parts of the world. The basic themes of anthropology include adaptation, evolution, and change. Opportunities exist to apply anthropological knowledge to many problems of modern society, including the social impact of development, economic and political change, and cultural resource management.
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