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The Sociology and Anthropology degree has the following requirements:
|PROGRAM INTRODUCTORY COURSES:
Then, choose one the following:
|PROGRAM CORE COURSES:
You select nine courses in your choice of area of specialization: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, or Thematic. See more on the Areas of Specialization (tracks) here.
As you prepare for this part of your degree, talk early and often with your faculty advisor so that you select the kind of experience that will help you achieve your educational and career goals. You will need to complete the Experiential Learning form. Talk with your faculty advisor and the Program Director about various opportunities for Experiential Learning.
Choose one set:
In your senior year, you choose the type of research project that best suits your goals.
The Senior Research Project is a library-based research project that you complete in one semester.
Students heading to graduate school are encouraged to choose the two-semester Scholar's Thesis I & II sequence. In the first semester, you design your own independent research project and collect the data, and in the second semester, you analyze the data and write up your research for a scholarly audience. This intensive, independent research project will hone your research skills and give you a writing sample that will add distinction to your graduate school applications. Students enrolling in the course must have a minimum g.p.a. of 3.2.
Whether you choose the Senior Research Project or the Scholar's Thesis I & II option, you need to select a faculty mentor for your project who has the appropriate research background and interests to best help you shape your research project. Please talk with your faculty advisor about who would be the ideal faculty mentor for your project. Before you can enroll in the course, you will need to fill out this Senior Research form.
A sample of recent Senior Research Projects include:
A sample of recent Scholar's Theses include:
Choose any course in ANTH or SOCI.