The Social Sciences Department at Cal Poly offers bachelor’s degrees and minors in Anthropology-Geography and Sociology, as well as a minor in Latin American Studies. Within each major, students are required to choose a concentration relevant to their future career endeavors. The Anthropology-Geography major concentrations include global studies and international development, environmental studies and sustainability, and human ecology. Sociology majors can choose a concentration in criminal justice, organizations, or social services.
Students are trained in applied technical skills including GIS, remote sensing, research design, social data collection, and qualitative/quantitative methodology.
Modified from socialsciences.calpoly.edu
Senior Projects from 2010
Child Exploitation In The Workforce, Katie Gluck
Society’s Effects on Women’s Body Image, Ashley Grebe
Alma Del Vino Benefit Wine to a Fund for the Farm Workers of San Luis Obispo County, Shane Christensen Hastings
Global Warming: Myths & Realities, Dennis Jaynes
Social Sciences Career Exploration Day and Resume Workshop, Tara Litke, Matthew Greenberg, and Haley Zahner
How's the Water?, Michelle R. Marlow
Learning Sustainable Development: Chimeneas de la Esperanza, Miriam V. Mollan Gundersen
Teaching in South America, Kevin Perez
Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture: Reclaiming the Market Place, Sara Prendergast
Australian Geography Unit, Daniel Scarbrough
The Nature of Myth, Emma Scott
A Study on the Diversity of Cal Poly's Faculty, Suzanne Tack