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Dickey Hall 2006
Dickey Hall, 2006

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Departmental Honors

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


Anthropology Program

Foreign Language Requirements/University Core Curriculum

All Departmental Majors must take 2 consecutive semesters of a foreign language, which will fulfill the language requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

Anthropology Major

The Anthropology major is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the cultural behavior, social organization, biological characteristics and the origin of humankind. The study of Anthropology introduces students to the discipline and provides them with a sound foundation in relevant concepts and approaches. Students will acquire knowledge related to diverse societies as well as about the concepts of anthropological theory. They will also develop their abilities to critically analyze and evaluate anthropological research. Courses such as General Anthropology, Ethnography of West Africa, Cultural Anthropology, and Anthropology of Religion provide the foundations for study and research.

Course Descriptions

University Core specific
2 consecutive semester of a foreign language
8 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 201- General Anthropology 3
SOC 205 - Marriage and Family 3
SOC 208 - Political Anthropology of African Societies 3
SOC 303 - Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC 305 - Research Methods 3
SOC 321 - Ethnography of West Africa 3
SOC 354 - Anthropology of Religion 3
SOC 410 – Senior Seminar 3
Three departmental electives 9 credits
Total 36 credits

Anthropology Minor

SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (satisfies University core) 3
SOC 201 General Anthropology 3
SOC 205 Marriage and Family 3
SOC 303 Cultural Anthropology 3
Sociology Elective 3
Total 15 credits