Department Statement Against Racism in All Its Forms and in Support of Black Lives

It is with deep anger, frustration, and sadness that the faculty of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department reach out to our campus community. We grieve with those mourning the disproportionate loss of Black and brown people to the pandemic and share outrage at the police killing of Black people - Black adults and youth, Black men, Black women, Black trans, Black gender non-binary, and Black intersex people.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We stand in solidarity with those fighting to end systemic racism and resist oppression. We share your goal of a more equal world. We value Black lives.

We support the statements made by the following professional organizations of our respective disciplines on these issues.

Association of Black Anthropologists

American Anthropological Association

American Society of Criminology

American Sociological Association

Sociologists for Women in Society

International Sociological Association
 


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UM-Flint's Dept. of Sociology,
Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Discover the Social Sciences at UM-Flint

Students who choose to major in one of the social sciences tend to have at least one trait in common: curiosity. Whether they are researching the origins of life, comparing our justice system to those in other countries, or proposing solutions to our society's social problems, our students have an insatiable appetite for knowledge and most have the desire to use what they learn to positively influence our modern world.

Three majors, endless possibilities.

Students majoring in anthropology and sociology are introduced to alternative perspectives of their world. Whether through a reexamination of their own society or other cultures throughout the world, our students will develop their abilities for critical and analytical thinking.

Students majoring in the criminal justice program will learn how to apply critical thinking, social justice, and civic responsibility to their decision-making process as they pursue professional careers and encounter life situations. In addition to developing valuable skills, students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the structure and operation of the American criminal justice system and how it relates to other social institutions.