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MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY-ANTHROPOLOGY

This combined major is designed for those students who are interested in both sociology and anthropology. It is designed to focus on those areas of the two disciplines where there is convergence in theory and methods. Through this major, students are introduced to major substantive areas in both disciplines. The major allows enough choice in electives that students may focus on a broader perspective in social science than is available in either the single sociology major or the single anthropology major. This major is particularly recommended for those who may seek careers teaching in the social sciences in secondary schools or in community colleges.

Requirements for Majors: Students who major in sociology-anthropology are required to take 13 courses in the department, totaling 39 credit hours.

These are as follows: one introductory course viewing humans as part of the natural environment (either ANTH 101, 103, 104, 105 or 106); one introductory course viewing humans as socio-cultural beings (either ANTH 102 or a 100-level sociology course); two methods courses (SOCL 206 and 301); two theory courses (SOCL 205, ANTH 304); one course in ethnography (either ANTH 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218 or 219); two or three electives chosen from anthropology offerings at the 200 or 300-level; two or three electives chosen from sociology offerings at the 200 or 300-level; a theory and methods seminar for seniors (SOCL 365).

Students interested in pursuing this major should consult the departmental chairperson or advisor.

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