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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology-Anthropology (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Sociology-Anthropology:

Students will be able to:

  • Design a professional-quality research proposal that incorporates one of several data measurement tools.

  • Conduct professional-quality social research utilizing quantitative and qualitative data with a variety of statistics techniques.

  • Carry-out in-depth cross-cultural analysis of non-Western and Western societies and cultural systems.

  • Defend the value of cultural diversity in heterogeneous societies.

  • Examine and question aspects of their own culture to gain a stronger conception of their place in this ever-changing global society.

  • Explain the place of humankind in the continuum of nature and articulate the responsibility that this position entails.

  • Compare social theories in order to explain the world in which we live.

  • Articulate a perspective appropriate to their discipline in order to make a personally meaningful contribution to self and society.

The Sociology-Anthropology major emphasizes conceptual and applied approaches in both disciplines so that the student is prepared for a variety of career opportunities. Students majoring in Sociology-Anthropology move directly into careers in business, government, criminal justice, survey and marketing research, religious settings, and in other fields in which knowledge of society and human behavior is important. Some go on to graduate school seeking higher degrees in sociology, anthropology, public health, hospital administration, social planning, social work, law, and business administration.

The Sociology-Anthropology major requires 50 credits:

Students complete 34 credits from the common track and 16 credits in one of three concentrations.

Sociology concentration:

 The Sociology concentration requires:

Anthropology concentration:

The Anthropology concentration requires:

Criminology and Criminal Justice concentration:

The Criminology and Criminal Justice concentration requires:

Suggested first year courses:


Sociology-Anthropology majors should take MA 251 in their sophomore year to fulfill the mathematics core requirement. MA 251 is also a prerequisite for SAN 331, which is usually taken in the spring of the junior year.

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