2004 - 2005 Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANTH)
Faculty: Mark Rubinfeld, Gretchen Siegler
Anthropology Program Goals
Sociology offers an academic major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as an academic minor. The primary focus of sociology is on the structure of human society. Students study the social causes and consequences of human behavior and learn to apply sociological principles and concepts to their own lives. Sociology explains those events that lead to the strengths or weaknesses of groups and provides an understanding of the circumstances that lead to social change. As a science, sociology strives to train students to evaluate and analyze social phenomena as they occur in society. Students are encouraged to use their learning and experience in applied settings such as internships, seminars, and directed studies. Students must consult with the appropriate faculty in designing programs to meet specific needs and interests.
Anthropology offers an academic minor. Anthropology courses may also be taken as part of the social science major and selected courses are accepted in other majors and minors such as education, political studies, psychology, sociology, honors, and environmental studies. The discipline is a social science that looks at human behavior cross-culturally in its sub-fields of socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archeology, and physical anthropology. Concerned with both modern and prehistoric humans, the study of anthropology links the hard and soft sciences through the holistic study of our evolving cultural and biological species.
Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in courses required for
the sociology major, minor, and Anthropology minor. Students choosing a double
major or minor within the Social Science Program may not apply electives to
more than one major or minor. Only classes listed as "required classes"
for both majors/minors may be applied to both. Students may apply courses from
related fields with the consent of the instructor. Students are encouraged to
take an internship and may apply a maximum of 4 credit hours of internship coursework
to the major. Sociology majors must have completed either SOC 390 or SOC 391
before they can take SOC 470. Sociology majors who choose to take SOC 390 must
have completed MATH 150 as a prerequisite.
For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.