Sociology and Anthropology Department

For the first time, NWU professors John Spilker and Sue Wortmann led students to Cuba as part of a class that explored Cuban youth culture.

Class Gives Students Historic Opportunity to Experience Cuba

Last year Sarah Dyer enrolled in a course called “Cuban Youth Music Culture.”

For the music and gender studies major, the course would provide an exciting opportunity to learn more about contemporary Cuba. The course concluded with a 10-day trip to Cuba to completely immerse herself and connect her classroom lessons in person.

Sociology Professors Honored for Work on Women's Rights

Sue Wortmann, associate professor of sociology, has been recognized with the Alice Paul Award for her lifelong dedication to women’s rights.

Wortmann was recognized on March 31 by the Women’s Foundation, which advocates for women and their families through education and outreach programs in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

After studying cultural anthropology and linguistics for four years, senior Claire Delaney is now studying abroad for the first time in France thanks to a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

Gilman Scholarship Sends Senior Anthropology Major to France

A Nebraska Wesleyan University senior is spending her summer in France thanks to a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship that will help her further improve her French and photography.

Savannah Lopez, a sophomore criminal justice major, spent her spring semester as a participant in the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture Program.

Chicago Center Helps NWU Sophomore Turn Windy City Into Her Classroom

When sophomore Savannah Lopez heard that the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture was making a visit to campus, she was among the first to make an appointment.

"As they were telling me about their program, I realized that the program was exactly the type of educational experience I wanted,” said Lopez. “I applied that same day."

Sociology Professor Named Exemplary Teacher

Sue Wortmann’s students often leave her classroom grappling with the information they just learned. Not just because they need to know it for an upcoming exam, but more often because of Wortmann’s ability to connect her material with students’ lives.

Social Inequality Class Turns Service Learning Project into Culture Camp

Susan Wortmann wanted students enrolled in her "Social Inequality" course to gain insight on the social issues that stem from inequality. Students read their textbooks and listened to lectures, but Wortmann, associate professor of sociology, wanted her students to truly understand the issues surrounding social inequality.

Behind Bars: Students Take Criminal Justice Lessons to State Penitentiary

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Morgan Shea and four of her classmates spent part of their spring semester going to prison.