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Table of Contents: 2014-2015 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Licensure 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 The Triad 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Return of Aid Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library 1.09 Educational Resources and Services 1.10 Academic Advising 2.1 Triad Education Program 2.1.1 Academics 2.1.2 Work Program 2.1.3 Service Program 2.2 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Africana Studies 3.2.02 Art 3.2.03 Biology 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Theatre 3.2.25 Women's Studies 3.2.26 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Languages (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Faculty 5.3 Graduate Faculty 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships

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4.28 Sociology (SOC)

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.


Sociology/Anthropology Program of Study

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SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology 4cr

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles and procedures of sociology. Topics range from the micro-level analysis of everyday life (why don't we bump into each other when we cross the street?) to the macro-level analysis of inequality (will the poor always be with us?). Major topics include culture, socialization, deviance, and stratification both from local and global contexts.

Social Science


SOC/GDS 211 - The Family 4cr

This course is a comparative study of the family as a social institution and as the most intimate environment of interpersonal relations. Students explore both theoretical perspectives and applied analytical approach of families in local and global environments. The main themes covered are diversity, change, and problems faced by the family as a social institution. Students have opportunities to critically analyze the connections between micro and macro level structures affecting various types of families. This is a Service Learning course that requires students to engage in an in-depth service experience connected to issues addressed in the course. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology and/or Gender and Women's Studies Concentrations.

Social Science


SOC 251 -Societies in Southeast Asia 4cr

This course is designed as an interdisciplinary introduction to the societies and cultures of Southeast Asia. Students explore regional patterns, diversity, and uniquely local features of the societies. Through this course, students acquire a sense of the geography and history of the region while exploring some local social, cultural, political, religious, and economic issues. Through readings and assignments, students are exposed to and understand various problems in the region such as ethnic conflicts and regional tensions as well as the natural and cultural wealth of Southeast Asian societies. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology Concentration.

Social Science or Language/Global Issues


SOC 271 -Environmental Sociology 4cr

This course focuses on the interrelationship between natural and social environments. Although the course covers a broad range of issues, emphasis will be given to the development of environmental sociology; various perspectives in environmental sociology; environment and culture; environmental justice; the interrelationship of ideology, materialism, and the environment; global environmental issues; and environmental activism. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology Concentration.

Social Science

Prerequisite: Sophmore standing or permission of instructor.


SOC 279 - Supervised Internship 1-16cr

The internship is a supervised work experience in an approved setting. One academic credit may be earned for each 40 hours of work in the internship placement.

Prerequisites: Prior to registration, departmental approval of a written proposal that describes in detail the activities and educational objectives of the intern. Application materials may be obtained from Sociology faculty members or the Sociology and Anthropology department chair.


SOC/GDS 310 - Media and Social Inequality 4cr

This course allows students to examine the development of mass media and to examine data pertaining to the way in which different media operate. Students explore patterns of media ownership, including trends toward consolidation and conglomeration, and discuss ways in which these patterns may shape media content. In addition, course readings and discussions examine regulation of media, the influences of politics on media and of media on politics, media and violence, and the role of mass media in reflecting and/or shaping social inequality--particularly regarding race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Students discuss tools and strategies for critical analysis of media and active responses to media. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology Concentration.

Social Science

Prerequisite: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology, ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, GDS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, or GDS 220 Introduction to Gender and Men's Studies.


SOC 312 - Disaster and Society 4cr

This course addresses the intersection of disaster and social inequality in local and global contexts. Disaster is perceived as a social process impacting different segments of societies unevenly depending on their positions in social stratification. Using sociological perspectives and other perspectives in social sciences, this course provides critical analyses on how various groups of people are differentially at risk before, during, and after disaster. The main focus of this course is on natural induced disaster such as hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, and flood and how these disasters intersect with social, cultural. and political factors. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology Concentration.

Social Science

Prerequisite: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology or ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or permission of instructor.


SOC 317 - Social Theory 4cr

This course presents a history of the great adventure of social theory through the close study of the original writings of many of the most influential sociologists and anthropologists, from the mid-19th century to the present. The seminar explores the ways in which different paradigms have addressed the big issues concerned with understanding the human experience: power, social and cultural change, gender and other forms of identity, the relationship between agency and structure, the relationship between culture, society, and the environment and forms of subsistence, and the nature of our emerging global society. This course is offered every fall, and Sociology and Anthropology majors are urged to take it during their junior years, but may take it their senior year, if necessary.

Social Science

Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology and ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and junior standing, or permission of the instructor.


SOC/GDS 324 - Social Inequality 4cr

This course examines major forms of social inequality, sociological theory and concepts pertaining to social inequality, and empirical research examining the extent and consequences of social inequality in the United States. The class employs the concept of social location to explore ways in which socioeconomic class, gender, race, and sexuality affect life chances, and considers sociological theory and data pertaining to ways in which systems of social inequality are maintained, reproduced, resisted, and changed. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology and/or Gender and Women's Studies Concentrations.

Social Science

Prerequisite: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology or ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or GDS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, or permission of instructor.


SOC/GDS 325 - Gender, Development and the Environment 4cr

This course examines the changes in gender relations and the lives of women in "developing" countries or the global South as effected by the development process and their incorporation into global economic and political systems. Special focus is given to the interconnection of gender issues, development, and environmental problems in "developing" countries. Students will learn how local and global inequality affects gender relations and environmental conditions in various countries and how development programs and policies may alter the positions of women and gender relations. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology and/or Gender and Women's Studies Concentrations.

Social Science or Language/Global Issues

Prerequisite: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology or ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or GDS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, or permission of instructor.


SOC/GDS 366 - Feminist Thought 4cr

Feminist thought is not one unified body, but has many influences and debates within it. Through primary source readings, discussion, and written work, students in this course explore the development of feminist thought, examine major feminist theoretical approaches and the key debates among feminists, and see how theory is applied to action. Satisfies requirement for the Sociology and/or Gender and Women's Studies Concentrations.

Social Science

Prerequisites: GDS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies and junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor.


SOC/GDS 402 - Sociology/Anthropology Research Craft 4cr

This course covers research methods specific to both sociology and anthropology through directed readings, lectures, and projects designed to prepare students for the applied research undertaken in SOC 410 Directed Research in Sociology/Anthropology. Focus will be on survey and field research, field notes, methods of ethnographic documenting, in-depth interviewing, content analysis, and questionnaire development. Students are required to have their research proposals approved by the Social Sciences Institutional Review Board by the end of the semester. This course is offered every fall semester.

Social Science

Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology and ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor.


SOC/GDS 410 - Directed Research in Sociology/Anthropology 4cr

In this course, students will be engaged in applied research, write their theses and present their theses to the public. Students' work could be used in the following ways: by agencies in planning or policy development; in articles published for educational purposes; and for cultural documentation for museums, historical associations, communities and/or ethnic groups. Students are required to have their research proposal completed and approved by the Social Sciences Institutional Review Board before starting this course. This course is offered every Spring semester.

College Composition II

Prerequisites: SOC 402 Sociology/Anthropology Research Craft and approval of research proposal by the Social Sciences Institutional Review Board.


SOC 479 - Supervised Internship 1-16cr

The internship is a supervised work experience in an approved setting. One academic credit may be earned for each 40 hours of work in the internship placement.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing. Prior to registration, departmental approval of a written proposal that describes in detail the activities and educational objectives of the intern. Application materials may be obtained from Sociology faculty members or the Sociology/Anthropology Department Chair.

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.