Sociology/ Anthropology Department

Sociology and Anthropology Degree Requirements

The following degree requirements are those reflected in the 2015-2016 Course Catalog.

Major

Students may take a major in Sociology/Anthropology with an 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
  • 1 course from the following:  
              BUSI 250  Principles of Statistics   
              MATH 215  Statistical Analysis 
              PSYC 290  Statistics 
  • 4 additional sociology courses 
  • 2 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
  • 1 course from the following:  
              ANTH 300  Ethnographic Methods 
              ANTH 302  Archaeological Methods 
              ANTH 335  Geographic Information Science 
  • ANTH 365 Anthropological Theory
  • ANTH 480 Advanced Research/Practicum
            or
    ANTH 497 Advanced Research and Writing
  • 1 course from the following:  
              BUSI 250  Principles of Statistics 
              MATH 215  Statistical Analysis 
              PSYC 290  Statistics 
  • 4 additional anthropology courses 
  • 2 sociology courses

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience for the sociology/anthropology major includes the completion of a senior thesis either in SOCI/ANTH 480 Advanced Research Practicum or SOCI/ANTH 497 Advanced Research and Writing. The thesis will be presented and defended orally. 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 335 Sociological Research Methods
              or 
    SOCI 365 Picturing Society: Readings in Social Thought
  • At least two additional sociology courses numbered 300 or above

Minor in Anthropology

6 courses in anthropology including:

  • 1 course from the following:  
              ANTH 300  Ethnographic Methods 
              ANTH 302  Archaeological Methods 
              ANTH 335  Geographic Information Science   
              ANTH 365  Anthropological Theory
  • At least one additional anthropology course numbered 300 or above