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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Sociology and Anthropology major leading to BA degree


A major in sociology and anthropology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree consists of at least 36 credits, as follows.

1. Introduction: SOAN 101 and 102
2. Theory: SOAN 370 or 371
3. Methods: Two courses chosen from the following: SOAN 208, 210, 211, 218, 265, 276, 378. With permission, INTR 202 or PSYC 120 may be used to meet this requirement.
4. Emphasis: Completion of one of the two following areas of emphasis:

Anthropology emphasis: take nine additional credits from the electives listed below, two in anthropology and one in sociology

Sociology emphasis: take nine additional credits from the electives listed below, two in sociology and one in anthropology

Anthropology electives: SOAN 181, 186, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 223, 224 (REL 224), 230 (HIST 230), 232, 238 (HIST 238), 240, 243 (ARTH 243), 252, 255, 261, 275, 277, 285 (REL 285), 286, 288, 291, 378, 391

Sociology electives: SOAN 180, 202, 205, 208, 212, 218, 221 (REL 221), 225, 228, 234 (HIST 234), 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 251 (POL 251), 256 (HIST 256), 265, 266, 267, 268 (POL 268), 270, 272 (POL 272), 276, 278, 280, 281, 289, 290, 367 (HIST 367), 390

5. Additional Electives: At least 9 additional credits chosen from SOAN courses numbered 200 or above. When approved in advance by the department head, up to three courses numbered at the 200 level or above in economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion or other disciplines may be substituted into this requirement.

6. Capstone: SOAN 395 or 396. With permission, one term of SOAN 493 may be used to meet this requirement.

Students who also declare a major in psychology may request a substitution for a SOAN methods course.

Students who wish to attend graduate school in Anthropology should complete the Anthropology emphasis and consider enrolling in courses dealing with all four fields (an elective course in cultural anthropology, 206, 207 and 252). Those who have a particular interest in Archaeology should select the Anthropology emphasis and should enroll in SOAN 206, 210, and 211.

Students who wish to attend graduate school in Sociology should complete the Sociology emphasis and consider enrolling in SOAN 276 as one of the Sociology emphasis electives.

4. Emphasis:


Completion of one of the two following areas of emphasis:

Anthropology emphasis: take nine additional credits from the electives listed below, two in anthropology and one in sociology

Sociology emphasis: take nine additional credits from the electives listed below, two in sociology and one in anthropology

 

5. At least nine additional credits chosen from:


SOAN courses numbered 200 and above. When approved by the department head, up to three courses numbered at the 200 level or above in economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, or other disciplines may be substituted into this requirement.

6. Capstone:


With permission, one term of SOAN 493 may be used to meet this requirement.