Course Requirements for 2011-2012

Major

Students may take a major in Sociology/Anthropology with and emphasis in either Sociology or Anthropology. Eleven courses are required for Sociology, five core courses and six electives to be selected from departmental offerings. Twelve courses are required for Anthropology, six core courses and six electives. At least two of the six electives must be from the discipline that is not the major emphasis. Majors in Sociology/Anthropology may not take a minor in Sociology or Anthropology and may not double major in Sociology and Anthropology.

Major in Sociology/Anthropology with Emphasis in Sociology

11 courses distributed as follows:

  • SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 335 Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 365 Picturing Society: Readings in Social Thought
  • SOCI 480 Advanced Research/Practicum
            or
    SOCI 497 Advanced Research and Writing
  • BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics
            or
    MATH 210 Statistical Analysis
            or
    PSYC 290 Statistics
  • Four additional sociology courses
  • Two anthropology courses

Major in Sociology/Anthropology with Emphasis in Anthropology

12 courses distributed as follows:

  • ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 300 Ethnographic Methods
            or
    ANTH 302 Archaeological Methods
  • ANTH 365 Anthropological Theory
  • ANTH 480 Advanced Research/Practicum
            or
    ANTH 497 Advanced Research and Writing
  • BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics
            or
    MATH 210 Statistical Analysis
            or
    PSYC 290 Statistics
  • Four additional anthropology courses*
  • Two sociology courses.

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience for the sociology/anthropology major includes the completion of a senior thesis based on an internship or independent research project presented and defended orally in ANTH 497/SOCI 497 Advanced Research/Practicum. Students may also present their research at a professional conference or other forum. The grade for the Senior Capstone Experience is an average of the grade for the written senior thesis and the grade for the senior thesis oral presentation.

Minors

Minor in Sociology

6 courses in sociology including:

  • SOCI 365 Picturing Society: Readings in Social Thought
  • and at least two additional sociology courses numbered 300 or above

Minor in Anthropology

6 courses in anthropology including:

  • ANTH 365 Anthropological Theory
  • and at least two anthropology courses numbered 300 or above or approved substitutes