Major in Sociology and Anthropology (B.A.)

Learn more: Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies

Our sociology and anthropology program provides a robust intellectual platform for employment, civic engagement and graduate study. Coursework uses a global, comparative and multidisciplinary approach to the study of human social organization and cultural practices. Students gain an understanding of how peoples' lives are shaped by markets, ethnicity, race, gender, religion and other social institutions and processes.

To earn the bachelor's degree, students take a minimum of 14 courses (42 credits).

Required courses:

  • SOA110: The Sociological Imagination
  • SOA130: Anthropology: Interpreting Cultural Differences
  • SOA200: The Social Fabric: Language in Society
  • SOA311: Social Theory
  • SOA335: Global Capital
  • CEG222: Research Methods
  • CEG390: Current Issues
  • CEG450: Capstone
  • ENV334: Environmental Justice
  • One of the following: BIO140: Humans and Their Environment, ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics or GLO100: Introduction to Global Studies

Four sociology and anthropology electives, chosen from:

  • SOA190: Introduction to Archeology
  • SOA211: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOA214: Intimate, Marital and Family Relationships
  • SOA217: Myth, Ritual and Religion
  • SOA218: Exploring North American Indian Societies
  • SOA219: Popular Culture
  • SOA230: Gender and Sexuality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • SOA249: Global Health: Society, Medicine and the Body
  • SOA260: The Anthropology of Human Rights
  • SOA317: Deviant Behavior
  • SOA320: "Sex" at "Work"
  • SOA350: Food Matters
  • SOA390: Field School in Historical Archaeology
  • SOA399: Special Topics
  • SOA420: Gender Violence
  • SOA491: Internship

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