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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 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 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 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 Language (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 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

3.2.23
Sociology/Anthropology


3.2.23.1

Program Overview

The mission of the Sociology and Anthropology Department is to provide students with the values and skills needed to understand diverse cultures and societies and to participate in social transformations that will create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world through a rigorous academic program that provides a balance of depth and breadth of exposure to anthropological, archeological and sociological perspectives.

The goals of the Sociology and Anthropology Program are the following:

  1. To ensure that students are able to recognize, understand, and implement different theoretical approaches in sociology and anthropology
  2. To prepare students to design and carry out research using sociological and anthropological methods.
  3. To provide students with a suite of contemporary professional skills that will enable them to engage successfully in a global world.
  4. To expose students to diverse cultures and societies around the world and in the United States in order to foster appreciation of the value of difference.
  5. To foster a faculty that substantively contributes to sociological and anthropological knowledge, enthusiastically teaches and mentors, and actively serves their campus, professional, and local communities.

The Sociology and Anthropology major is an integrated one, which means that coursework and field study give students opportunities for shared experiences in Sociology and Anthropology. Students can prepare for graduate study in research or teaching, professional training in applied social science (e.g., health administration, urban planning, environmental programs), law, government service, work in community development, public service administration, and non-profit agencies. The program stresses a cross-cultural perspective, and some courses have a Service-Learning component.


3.2.23.2

Major in Sociology/Anthropology

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major. Students must also maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 48 credit hours, including 40 in Sociology and Anthropology to fulfill the major requirements.

  1. Core Requirements (20 credit hours):
    1. ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    2. SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
    3. SOC 317 Social Theory
    4. SOC 402 Sociology/Anthropology Research Craft
    5. SOC 410 Directed Research in Sociology/Anthropology
  2. Depth and Breadth Requirements: At least 20 credit hours of Sociology and Anthropology electives, including:
    1. At least 8 credit hours of electives at the 300 or 400 level.
    2. At least 4 credit hours of Sociology electives (courses listed SOC)
    3. At least 4 credit hours of Anthropology electives (courses listed ANT)
  3. Requirement in Related Area of Study: At least 8 advisor-approved credit hours in one other supplementary area, including at least 4 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level.
  4. Language: Sociology and Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to acquire fluency in a second language.
  5. Mathematics: Sociology and Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to take MAT 141 Statistics.
  6. Concentrations: Students may choose one of the following four concentrations, based on the way they fulfill their breadth and depth requirements. Students may elect to major in Sociology and Anthropology without a concentration by completing requirements one, two, and three above.

3.2.23.2.1

Concentrations

3.2.23.2.1.1 - Archaeology

At least 12 hours of the elective credit hours from section II (Depth and Bredth Requirements) must be selected from the following courses to fulfill this concentration. At least 4 hours in ANT 340 Archaeological Field School is required. Students must also conduct their senior research projects (SOC 410 Directed Research in Sociology/Anthropology) on an advisor-approved archaeological topic.

  1. ANT 144 North American Archaeology
  2. ANT 145 Archaeology of World Cultures
  3. ANT 148 Archaeological Field Methods
  4. ANT 251 Latin American Archaeology
  5. ANT 338 Archaeology and the Environment
  6. ANT 340 Archaeological Field School
  7. ANT 342 Archaeology Laboratory Methods

3.2.23.2.1.2 - Cultural Anthropology

At least 12 hours of the elective credit hours from section II (Depth and Bredth Requirements) must be selected from the following courses to fulfill this concentration.

  1. ANT 241 Native Peoples of Mexico and Guatemala
  2. ANT 261 Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. ANT 311 Culture and Religion
  4. ANT 315 Dance, Cuture, and Identity
  5. ANT 321 Traditional Agricultural Systems
  6. ANT/GDS 380 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  7. ANT 415 Subcultures
  8. ANT 431-435 Topics in Latin American Anthropology

3.2.23.2.1.3 - Gender and Women's Studies

At least 12 hours of the elective credit hours from section II (Depth and Bredth Requirements) must be selected from the following courses to fulfill this concentration. Students must also conduct their senior research projects (SOC 410 Directed Research in Sociology/Anthropology) on advisor-approved topics that focus on gender and women's studies. In addition, the eight credits for the requirement in a related area of study (section three) should come from courses on gender and women's studies offered by other departments (see the Gender and Women's Studies listings in Courses of Instruction, Section 4.11).

  1. SOC/GDS 211 The Family
  2. SOC/GDS 310 Media and Social Inequality
  3. SOC/GDS 324 Social Inequality
  4. SOC/GDS 325 Gender, Development and the Environment
  5. SOC/GDS 366 Feminist Thought
  6. ANT/GDS 380 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

3.2.23.2.1.4 - Sociology

At least 12 hours of the elective credit hours from section II (Depth and Breadth Requirements) must be selected from the following courses to fulfill this concentration.

  1. SOC/GDS 211 The Family
  2. SOC 251 Societies in Southeast Asia
  3. SOC 271 Environmental Sociology
  4. SOC/GDS 310 Media and Social Inequality
  5. SOC 312 Disaster and Society
  6. SOC/GDS 324 Social Inequality
  7. SOC/GDS 325 Gender, Development and the Environment
  8. SOC/GDS 366 Feminist Thought

3.2.23.3

Minor in Sociology and Anthropology

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward the minor. Students must also maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours, including at least 8 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in Sociology and Anthropology, to fulfill the minor requirements.

Requirements:

  1. 8 credit hours of introductory courses:
    1. ANT 200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    2. SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  2. At least 16 additional credit hours in Sociology and Anthropology including at least 8 at the 300-400 level.