Sociology focuses on the study of human society, including social action and social organizations. Sociologists use theories and scientific research methods to examine social life in its multitude of settings. They investigate the interconnections of race, class and gender in the lives of members of our society.
Anthropologists compare societies and cultures, both the unity of humankind and the diverse and unique ways different peoples meet basic human needs. Much of the information anthropologists have gathered comes from small-scale, non-Western societies. This represents an opportunity to step outside familiar experience and broaden our understanding of what it means to be a human being.