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Program Requirements

Requirements for the Sociology and Anthropology Major:

A major in Sociology/Anthropology requires 9.5 courses in the department (including MATH 106):

  • SOCI 101. Introduction to Sociology or SOCI 102. Social Problems or ANTH 103. Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOAN 301. Theories of Culture and Society
  • SOAN 302. Methods of Social Research (Prerequisites MATH 106, minimum grade of C−)
  • SOAN 410. Research Preparation
  • SOAN 420. Senior Research
  • Five additional courses, at least four of which must be above the 100 level. Of these five courses, a minimum of two must be taken in both Sociology (SOCI) and Anthropology (ANTH).

The departmental requirements allow for considerable flexibility to meet individual students’ needs. For example, for those students interested in pursuing a career in which field experience at the undergraduate level is recommended, an internship (SOAN 310) with an appropriate agency should be considered. Also, SOAN 420 (Research Seminar) can be specifically tailored to serve an individual student’s academic and career interests. Additionally, an off-campus study program such as the ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest) Urban Studies Program is recommended for all majors.

Requirements for the Human Services Concentration:

A major in Sociology/Anthropology with a Human Services Concentration requires 9.5 courses in the department and 4 courses outside the department.

Requirements in the department include:

  • SOCI 101. Introduction to Sociology or SOCI 102. Social Problems or ANTH 103. Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOCI 280. Introduction to Human Services in the United States
  • SOCI 247. Race & Ethnicity
  • SOCI 251. Criminology or SOCI 327. Sociology of Medicine or ANTH 288. Medical Anthroplogy
  • ANTH 362. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective or ANTH 364. Cities in Cross-Cultural Perspective or ANTH 368. Anthropology of Childhood
  • SOAN 301. Theories of Culture and Society
  • SOAN 302. Methods of Social Research
  • SOAN 310. Internship
  • SOAN 410. Research Preparation
  • SOAN 420. Senior Research

Requirements outside the department include:

  • MATH 106. Statistics (as a prerequisite to SOCI 302)
  • PSYC 101. Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 102. Principles of Psychology as Applied to Learning
  • PSYC 355. Theories of Counseling
  • PSYC 236. Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 240. Personality Psychology or PSYC 221. Lifespan Development (as a prerequisite for PSYC 355)

 

Requirements for the Sociology and Anthropology Minor:

A minor in Sociology and Anthropology requires five courses in the department: 

  • SOCI 101. Introduction to Sociology or SOCI 102. Social Problems or ANTH 103. Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOAN 301. Theories of Culture and Society
  • SOAN 302. Methods of Social Research
  • Two additional courses at the 200 or 300 level. Of these two courses, one must be taken in Sociology (SOCI) and one in Anthropology (ANTH).

This minor is not available to Sociology and Anthropology majors.

Requirements for the Sociology Minor:

A minor in Sociology requires five courses in the department:

  • SOCI 101. Introduction to Sociology or SOCI 102. Social Problems
  • SOAN 301. Theories of Culture and Society
  • SOAN 302. Methods of Social Research
  • Two additional Sociology courses at the 200 or 300 level.

This minor is not available to Sociology and Anthropology majors.

Requirements for the Anthropology Minor:

A minor in Anthropology requires five courses in the department:

  • ANTH 103. Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOAN 301. Theories of Culture and Society
  • SOAN 302. Methods of Social Research
  • Two additional Anthropology courses at the 200 or 300 level.

This minor is not available to Sociology and Anthropology majors.

Requirements for the Human Services Minor:

A minor in Human Services requires six courses in the department and one course outside the department.

Requirements in the department include:

  • SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or ANTH 103
  • SOCI 280. Introduction to Human Services in the United States
  • SOCI 247. Race and Ethnicity
  • SOAN 301. Theories of Culture and Society 
  • SOAN 302. Methods of Social Research (Psychology majors may substitute PSYC 202 for SOAN 302)
  • SOCI 251. Criminology or SOCI 327. Sociology of Medicine or ANTH 288. Medical Anthropology or PSYC 101. Introduction to Psychology

This minor is not available to Sociology and Anthropology majors.

Course Prerequisites:

SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or ANTH 103 are prerequisites for all 200 and 300 level course. If students have not fulfilled this prerequisite for a 200 or 300 level course, they may ask for the permission of the instructor to join such a course.

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