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  Nov 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Sociology and Anthropology


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Sociology and Anthropology

Professors Peterson (Chair), Frank, Kelley, Wood; Associate Professors Ghidina, Hewitt; Assistant Professors Erdur, Mendez, Underhill

Sociology is the study of society, including the complex relationships between individuals, social institutions, culture, and social structure. The major is designed to equip students with a sociological perspective with which they may study people in society. Courses in sociology provide students with the theoretical and investigative tools necessary to examine a wide variety of social issues.           

Anthropology is a diverse and comprehensive discipline that investigates the cultural life of human beings in all parts of the world. The major provides students not only with an appreciation for the varieties of human experience, but also, and more importantly, with a toolkit for documenting and understanding other people’s ways of life.             

Students majoring in either Sociology or Anthropology are prepared for a wide array of careers in Social Work, Criminal Justice, non-profit agencies, Journalism, Business and Government, as well as for graduate study in such fields as Law, Criminology, and Social Work, in addition to Sociology and Anthropology.

Declaration of Major in Sociology

To declare a major in Sociology, a student must:

  1. Successfully complete LANG 120 .
  2. Complete SOC 100  with a grade of C or better, and have at least 8 hours of course work in Sociology, with at least 4 of the hours completed at UNC Asheville.
  3. See the department chair to complete a Declaration of Major form.

Declaration of Major in Anthropology

To declare a major in Anthropology, a student must:

  1. Successfully complete LANG 120 .
  2. Complete ANTH 100  with a grade of C or better, and have at least 8 hours of course work in Anthropology, with at least 4 of the hours completed at UNC Asheville.
  3. See the department chair to complete a Declaration of Major form.

Sociology and Anthropology

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