Sociology & Anthropology - Requirements

Sociology Major

For a 30-credit major in sociology, students complete:

  • SO 11 Introduction to Sociology
  • SO 221 Statistics: Social and Political Data Analysis
  • SO 222 Methods of Research Design
  • SO 228 Classical Social Theory
  • SO 229 Contemporary Social Theory
  • an additional 15 credits in elective sociology and anthropology courses*

*may include 3 credits (one course) in anthropology

Joint Sociology-Anthropology  Major

For a 30-credit joint-major in sociology-anthropology, students complete:

  • AY 10 Introduction to Four Field Anthropology
  • SO 11 Introduction to Sociology
  • AY 200  Anthropology Research Methods
  • SO 222  Methods of Research Design
  • AY 189  Ethnographic Knowledge & Practice
  • SO 228  Classical Social Theory
  • an additional 12 credits in elective sociology and anthropology courses

Sociology Minor

For an 18-credit minor in sociology, students complete:

  • SO 11 General Sociology
  • SO 222 Methods of Research Design

or

  • SO 228 Classical Social Theory
  • An additional 12 credits in elective sociology and anthropology courses

Anthropology Minor (15-credits)

For an 18-credit minor in sociology, students complete:

  • AY 10 Introduction to Four Field Anthropology
  • AY 110 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

or

  • AY 111 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • an additional 9 credits in elective anthropology courses*

*may include 3 credits (one course) in sociology

Internships

Students may elect to take Field Work Placement for one or two semesters in their senior year in addition to fulfilling the basic requirements of their major.

Sociology Major with a Minor in Secondary Education

Students majoring in sociology may also minor in secondary education. Please contact Dr. Rachelle Brunn in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for additional information for minoring in education as a sociology major.

Course Numberings

Course numbers have changed from prior catalogs; courses listed here, and those cross-listed in other departments, are not open to students who took them for credit under a previous number.