Anthropology and Sociology
Associate Professor Veerendra P. Lele, Chair
Professor Anita Waters; Associate Professors Susan Diduk, Fareeda Griffith; Assistant Professors John Davis, Karen Powell Sears, Russell Shekha, Emeriti Professor Mary Tuominen; Academic Administrative Assistant Nancy Welu
Departmental Guidelines and Goals
The major in Anthropology and Sociology is designed to meet the educational needs of three kinds of students: (1) those whose interests focus on a liberal arts education and who wish to use the disciplines to understand cross-cultural patterns, social institutions, and socio-cultural change; (2) those who wish to use anthropology and sociology as a background for certain occupations such as law, social work, business, public service, and human service careers; and (3) those who expect to pursue graduate study in anthropology or sociology, leading to a teaching, administrative, or research career.
Anthropology and Sociology Major
A major in Anthropology and Sociology must complete ten courses within the department. Six of those courses comprise a core curriculum including ANSO 100, 290, 316, 350, 351 and 460. The other four courses are electives that a major may select from among the department offerings. At least three electives must be at the 300 level. ANSO 460 and one elective at the 300 level are waived for students undertaking a two-semester senior research in the department (ANSO 451/452). In addition, majors in Anthropology and Sociology should select an advisor from the departmental faculty. Anthropology and Sociology advisors assist majors in both advance planning and selection of course work.
Anthropology and Sociology Minor
Completion of a minor in Anthropology and Sociology requires a student to complete ANSO 100, 290, and either ANSO 316, 350 or 351 and three electives for a total of 24 credits. At least one elective course must be at the 300 level. In addition, minors in Anthropology and Sociology should select an advisor from the departmental faculty (in addition to the advisor in their major). Anthropology and Sociology advisors assist minors in both advance planning and selection of course work.