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Sociology and Anthropology

Majoring

Complete information about majoring in Sociology and Anthropology can be found in the Academic Catalog: Sociology & Anthropology.

The SOAN major requires a total of ten courses that provide a common foundation and allow for exploration of individual interests, culminating with the completion of a student-designed senior thesis project under faculty guidance.

  • Five core courses are required:
    • One introductory course: SOAN 100 (Introduction to Sociology) or SOAN 110 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)
    • Two courses in sociological and anthropological research methods
    • One course on the development of social theory: SOAN 300 (Social Theory)
    • One course devoted to the completion of the senior thesis project: SOAN 400 (Senior Seminar and Thesis)
  • Five electives complete the major. Options include:
    • SOAN 216 (Social Power and Music)
    • SOAN 225 (Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective)
    • SOAN 251 (Myth, Ritual, and Symbol)
    • SOAN 254 (The Social Life of Money and Exchange)
    • SOAN 255 (Medicine, Healing, and Culture)
    • SOAN 395 (Anthropology of the Body)
    • SOAN 266 (Social Change in Latin America)
    • SOAN 285 (Culture and Power in the Middle East)
    • SOAN 305 (Environmental Sociology)
    • SOAN 282 (Pacific Rim Cities)
    • SOAN 324 (Anthropology of Violence)
    • SOAN 342 (Power and Resistance)
    • SOAN 215 (International Migration)

Complete information about majoring in Sociology and Anthropology can be found in the Academic Catalog: Sociology & Anthropology.

The department does not offer a minor.

Sociology and Anthropology

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