Established in 1963 with three faculty and two programs as the Department of Sociology and Anthropology the department added Criminology in 1987, Family Relations in 1989 and became Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology in 2009. Currently we have 32 faculty delivering 7+ programs to over 1000 + undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students.
Our faculty have won teaching and research distinctions and are at the cutting edge of their fields of expertise. Their experience and accomplishments contribute to a dynamic research-led pedagogy in which students are exposed to new and provocative ideas, challenged to build analytical abilities, and encouraged to develop the skills necessary for future careers and lives as engaged citizens.
In our Sociology programme, students study the social relations and institutions that comprise a society and the processes of social change. Core courses examine issues related to sexuality, gender, the family, race and ethnicity, work and labour, international development, social theory and research methodology.
In our Anthropology programme, students explore contemporary and historical cultures and societies in a cross-cultural perspective. Core courses include cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, gender studies, international development, cultural theory and research methodology.
In our Criminology programme, students engage in critical studies of crime, harm, and the criminal justice system. Core courses in this area entail the study of criminal and social justice, young offenders, victims, corporate and governmental crime, policing and security, penology, criminological theory and research methodology.
The Family and Social Relations programme is interdisciplinary and focuses on the family as a fundamental unit in society. Core courses include examinations of the development of family forms, family dynamics, sexuality, gender, family law, theorizing related to the family and research methodology.
Our graduates have obtained professional positions in national and international research institutes, government and policy departments, legal research agencies, and union and advocacy organizations.
The Department is assisted by professional and caring support staff, located on the first floor of Chrysler Hall South. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Janice Drakich
Ms. Perry Pittao
Ms. Kellie Hansaruk
Ms. Dorothy Gabriel Undergraduate Secretary/Reception
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
University of Windsor
Canada N9B 3P4
Ph.: 519-253-3000 ext. 2188