Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

BA in Anthropology and Sociology

This combined BA degree is designed for those students who are interested in both sociology and anthropology. It focuses on those areas of the two disciplines where there is convergence in theory and methods. Through the SANT 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.

**SANT program requirements are changing! See below for new degree requirements beginning in Fall 2019.**

Degree Requirements (through Summer 2019)

Students who major in sociology and anthropology are required to take 12 courses within the two departments, totaling 36 credit hours. These courses are listed below.

One of the following:

  • ANTH 101. Human Origins
  • ANTH 103. Biological Background for Human Social Behavior
  • ANTH 104. The Human Ecological Footprint
  • ANTH 105. Human Biocultural Diversity
  • ANTH 106. Sex, Science, and Anthropological Inquiry

One of the following:

  • ANTH 100. Globalization and Local Cultures
  • ANTH 102. Culture, Society, and Diversity
  • Any 100-level SOCL course

One ANTH course focusing on an ethnographic area (ANTH 211-222)

Three additional ANTH courses at the 200- or 300 level

All of the following:

  • SOCL 205. Sociological Thought
  • SOCL 206. Principles of Social Research
  • SOCL 301. Statistics for Social Research
  • SOCL 365. Social Theory and Social Research

Two additional SOCL courses at the 200- or 300 level

Students interested in pursuing the joint Sociology-Anthropology major should consult one of the departmental Chairpersons or Undergraduate Program Directors.

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Degree Requirements (beginning Fall 2019)

Students who major in sociology and anthropology are required to take 12 courses within the two departments, totaling 36 credit hours. These courses are listed below.

One natural science intro course:

  • ANTH 101. Human Origins
  • ANTH 103. Biological Background for Human Social Behavior
  • ANTH 104. The Human Ecological Footprint
  • ANTH 105. Human Biocultural Diversity
  • ANTH 106. Sex, Science, and Anthropological Inquiry

Two social science intro courses:

  • ANTH 100. Globalization and Local Cultures OR ANTH 102. Culture, Society, and Diversity
  • SOCL 101. Sociology in a Global Age

One ANTH course focusing on an ethnographic area (ANTH 211-222)

One theory course:

  • SOCL 205. Sociological Thought
  • ANTH 304. History of Anthropological Thought

 Two methods courses:

  • SOCL 206. Principles of Social Research (must take)
  • ANTH 356. Bioanthropology Lab Work (option for second methods course)
  • ANTH 365. Archaeology Lab Methods (option for second methods course)
  • SOCL 301. Statistics for Social Research (option for second methods course)

 Two ANTH electives:

  • One of the following: 241, 242, 243, 280, 324, 325, 326, 327, 359, 360, 362
  • Any additional 200-300-level ANTH course

Two SOCL electives:

  • SOCL 121, 122, 123, 125, 145, 171, or a 200-300-level SOCL course
  • Any 200-300-level SOCL course

One theory/methods seminar:

  • ANTH 317. Ethnographic Methods (EL, WI)
  • SOCL 365. Social Theory and Social Research (EL, WI)