Department of Sociology Edit

Summary

Identifier
MWalB00386A

Dates

  • 1960-2014 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2 Boxes (Whole)

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • General

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Preferred Citation

    Department of Sociology Collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Biographical / Historical

    At the inception of Brandeis University in 1948, the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology were housed together as one department. The ’48-’49 university bulletin, lists Social Institutions and Origins, Social Change, Social Problems, Problems of American Minority Groups, and Introduction to the Field of Social Work as courses available for those studying in the combined department. However, by the time the ’51-’52 university bulletin was published, the departments had split and Anthropology and Sociology were listed separately. Since that time the Department of Sociology has grown and now boasts four main areas of expertise including gender and feminist studies, medical sociology, political and social change, and culture and religion. Throughout its history the department has partnered with other departments—African and Afro-American Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, American Studies, and many more—to offer cross-listed courses.

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1
    Container 1 Barcode
    BL18D7
  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    2
    Container 1 Barcode
    BL18D8

Components