The Department of Anthropology and Sociology fosters an understanding of the cultural and social factors that contribute to the environment, natural and cultural, which we all share. We provide an international perspective, encouraging students to develop an understanding of other cultures. In so doing, we create learning experiences that prepare students to become useful and productive citizens.
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology supports the mission and strategic vision of Western Carolina University. The faculty is dedicated to providing a learning environment conducive to the personal and intellectual growth of its students. The department is a resource for the region through its involvement in such activities as cultural resource management, forensic consultancy, and sociological research.