Word from the Director

José López

Welcome to the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa. In 1955, it was born as a sociology department; in 2006, with the launch of our undergraduate anthropology program, it became a Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In 2010, we added an MA program in Anthropology. Our MA in Sociology program has been in place and has matured for over thirty years while our Sociology Doctoral program has been offered since 2008. All our programs are offered, generally, in French and in English.

If sociology studies social phenomena and attempts to come to terms with and explain their patterned existence, Anthropology, for its part, studies human beings holistically by taking account of their social and cultural dimensions. Our school provides a particularly diverse and dynamic environment that brings together an impressive range of expertise: from political anthropology and sociology to the study of interethnic relations, also covering environmental sociology, anthropology and sociology of medicine, the sociology of life courses and social networks, the sociology of ethics, the anthropology and sociology of human rights, the anthropology of Africa, Asia, and Oceania, and Latin America, the study of Canadian and world Francophonie, international development, and much more!

The school is made up of more than 30 full time professors. Many of our professors have networks or undertake research across all the continents. Due to the diversity and the quality of our professors' training, we are able to offer courses that reflect the major sociological and anthropological traditions of both Europe and North America. The school is committed to offering students rigorous theoretical and methodological training that address the current stage of knowledge and engages with contemporary issues.

To obtain more information and an application form, send us an e-mail at socio@uOttawa.ca

José López
Director, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies

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