Guide to Academic Planning 2018-2019

Sociology and Anthropology

Students interested in sociology/anthropology may take the following:

  • SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
  • And/or any 200- and 300- level sociology or anthropology course without listed prerequisites.

Course Planning

Courses with an asterisk (*) are required courses.

Major with Emphasis in Sociology

First Year      *SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology

Second Year 

  • *SOCI 210 Social Statistics
  • SOCI 250 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 255 Gender in Film and Television
  • SOCI 285 Topics in Social Movements
  • SOCI 270 Race and Ethnicity

Third Year    

  • SOCI 300 The Urban Community
  • SOCI 306 Exploring Nature Writing
  • SOCI 310 Gender and Sexuality
  • SOCI 317 Society, Culture, and History (cross-listed with ANTH 317)
  • SOCI 325 Race and Mixed Race
  • *SOCI 335 Sociological Research Methods (only offered in fall)
  • SOCI 340 Food, Culture, and Nature
  • SOCI 360 Social Change/Social Movements
  • SOCI 362 Images of the City
  • *SOCI 365 Picturing Society: Readings in Social Thought (only offered in fall)
  • SOCI 375 Environmental Sociology
  • SOCI 380 Medicine and Culture
  • SOCI 390 Social Inequality and Identity (alternates with ANTH 390)

Fourth Year  

  • SOCI 385 Selected Topics
  • *SOCI 480 Advanced Research/Practicum
    or
    SOCI 497 Advanced Research and Writing (both offered only in fall)

Majors with an emphasis in Sociology must take at least two Anthropology courses.

Major with Emphasis in Anthropology

First Year

  • *ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • *ANTH 102 Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology (offered only in fall)

Second Year

  • ANTH 200 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes (offered only in spring)
  • ANTH 225 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • ANTH 230 Cultures of the United States-Mexico Borderlands
  • ANTH 235 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
  • ANTH 240 Applying Anthropology
  • ANTH 245 Maya: Global Citizens/Ancient Culture
  • ANTH 250 Visual Anthropology
  • ANTH 280 Anthropology of Gender
  • *SOCI 210 Social Statistics

Third Year    

  • *ANTH 300 Ethnographic Methods
    or
    ANTH 302 Archaeological Methods (both offered only in spring)
    or
    ANTH 335 Geographic Information Science
  • ANTH 301 Exploring the Museum
  • ANTH 310 Anthropology and Education
  • ANTH 311 Indigenous Politics in the Americas
  • ANTH 317 Society, Culture, and History
  • ANTH 330 Human Impact on Ancient Environments
  • *ANTH 365 Anthropological Theory (offered only in fall)
  • ANTH 390 Social Inequality and Identity (alternates with SOCI 390)

Fourth Year  

  • ANTH 312 Land of the Ancestors
  • ANTH 340 Substance and Seduction
  • ANTH 360 Globalization and Transnationalism
  • ANTH 385 Selected Topics
  • *ANTH 480 Advanced Research/Practicum
    or
    ANTH 497 Advanced Research and Writing (both offered only in fall)

Majors with an emphasis in Anthropology must take at least two Sociology courses.

General Notes

Sociology/Anthropology majors planning to take coursework away from Hendrix, including foreign study, should confer with the Sociology/Anthropology faculty before such study is undertaken.  Students planning to study abroad often do so during their Junior year, which is also when they are typically expected to satisfy Method and Theory requirements.  Thus, it is important to consult with the Sociology/Anthropology faculty in advance about managing these requirements.

Pre-professional Programs Related to Sociology

Pre-Social Work

Students interested in pursuing a career in social work should take courses in group relations (social sciences, especially anthropology and sociology) and human development (biological and psychological sciences) regardless of major.

Other Programs Related to Sociology and Anthropology

Students contemplating pre-professional study for careers in law, ministry, public health, criminal justice, city planning, environmental studies, education, and gender

Students are invited to consult with the departmental faculty.

Recent MCAT Changes

There are numerous course options that will provide students with the concepts they need to do well on the MCAT.

Statistics is required to do well on multiple sections of the test.

In Sociology, appropriate courses include

  • Introduction to Sociology,
  • Gender and Family,
  • Racial and Ethnic Minorities,
  • Medicine and Culture,
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology