Degree Programs

The Major

Students in the department may earn a degree in sociology and anthropology although they may choose to concentrate their coursework in either discipline. When officially declaring a major, students choose their concentration. A total of 44 credits is required in the major. No more than four of the major courses may be taken at other schools.  All students must take the following: 

2 Introductory courses (SOAN 100 Introduction to Sociology, SOAN 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, or SOAN 104 Introduction to Archaeology)  

3 courses that include: A 300-level methods course (SOAN 300–309), a 300-level theory course (SOAN 390–399), and a 400-level course OR an honors thesis

6 elective courses  (Two SOAN courses at the 200 level and sufficient electives at the 300 or 400 level to bring the total up to 44 credits)  

All to be selected in consultation with the major advisor.  Courses taken with departmental faculty through interdisciplinary programs such as Johnston Center may be counted toward these requirements with the permission of that faculty member or the department chair.

The Minor

Seven courses, each taken for 3 credits or more totaling a minimum of 21 credits, are required for a minor in sociology and anthropology. 

Required courses include:

2 introductory courses (SOAN 100 Introduction to Sociology, SOAN 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, or SOAN 104 Introduction to Archaeology).  

5 additional SOAN courses (two 200-level and three 300–400-level) selected in consultation with the departmental faculty. No more than three of these courses may be taken at other schools.

Courses taken with departmental faculty through Johnston Centermay be counted toward these requirements with the permission of that faculty member or the department chair.

 

 

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