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Overview

Providing a base of knowledge in two fields, which share a concern for social and cultural conditions of human life.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Prepare for the growing number of local and international opportunities in human services, education, business, and government.
  • Be informed, involved citizens who are able to work with diverse peoples and careers.
  • Concentrate on the study of industrial societies in Sociology
  • Focus on cultural diversity in Anthropology
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Anthropology / Sociology Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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32 credits

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-101 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
ATH-305 Culture Change and the World System 3 credits
     
ATH-404 Theories in Anthropology 3 credits
  or  
SOC-480 Sociological Theories 3 credits
     
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOC-349 Social Stratification 3 credits
ATHSOC-290 Seminar in Social Research 3 credits
ATHSOC-490 Anthropology/Sociology Senior Seminar 2 credits
ATH/SOC ELEC- Anthropology or Sociology Electives 12 credits

 

Students selecting a major in Anthropology/Sociology are strongly encouraged to learn a modern foreign language, study abroad, complete an internship, complete departmental honors (for those who qualify, see below), or otherwise enhance their educational experience.

Those who plan to continue in graduate school are advised to take a course in statistics. Students desiring teacher certification with a major in Anthropology/Sociology must consult with a member of the Education Department.

Departmental Honors: Honors theses allow exceptional majors the opportunity to apply the methods and theories they have learned to a rigorous, extended, and in-depth original fieldwork project of their own design and execution. Anthropology/Sociology majors with a 3.5 minimum GPA may submit a proposal as juniors, engage in independent research and fieldwork, and write a substantial paper which will be presented to the department or campus community. See department for guidelines and application. Honors students will enroll in HON-499 Departmental Honors - Anthropology/Sociology.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Anthropology / Sociology Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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16 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-101 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  or  
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
     
ATH/SOC- Courses Approved by Anthropology Sociology Department and major advisor 12 credits
ATHSOC-492 Anthropology/Sociology Portfolio 1 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Human Services Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

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16 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-101 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  or  
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
     
ATHSOC-493 Human Service Portfolio 1 credits

 

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-201 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PSY-206 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSY-350 Intro Psychological Counseling 3 credits
EDU-300 Schools and Society 3 credits
EDU-301 Foundations of Schooling 3 credits
EDU-430 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 credits
EDU-442 Teaching Exceptional Children 3 credits

 

PSY-201: Human Service Minor students may request PSY-100 prerequisite be waived from instructor

EDU-301: Human Service Minor students may request EDU-202 prerequisite be waived from instructor

 

EDU-430: Human Service Minor students may request prerequisite be waived (requires signature from Education department)

EDU-442: Human Service Minor students may request prerequisite be waived (requires signature from Education department)

 

 

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SOC-320 Family Sociology 3 credits
SOC-349 Social Stratification 3 credits

 

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-202 Cultural Diversity 3 credits
ATH-305 Culture Change and the World System 3 credits

 

Irvin's story

Building Inclusive CommunityAn award-winning mentality

Anthropology & Sociology major Irvin Brown wins the Student Affairs Integrity, Leadership and Service Award for his work mentoring international students and building an inclusive community on campus.