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Anthropology

Chair: Dr. Amy J. Orr, aorr, x2549, Walker 215
Transfer Advisor: Amy J. Orr, x2549, Walker 215
First-Year Student Contact: Dr. Tom Love, tlove, x2504, Walker 218
Dr. Hillary Crane, hcrane, x2286, Walker 217

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology offers a rigorous interdisciplinary sociology-anthropology curriculum with breadth across the sociology-anthropology core and depth in each major. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Linfield offers majors in both disciplines, yet combines several core courses so that students gain a broader perspective and understanding of human behavior.

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: 

FALL SEMESTER:

  • Any 200-level class, ANTH 111, ANTH 112

SPRING SEMESTER:

  • Any 200-level class, ANTH 111

MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION: 

STUDY ABROAD:
A semester abroad is required for anthropology majors; a semester abroad or a January Term travel course is strongly recommended for sociology majors. 

ELECTIVES:
Many courses in the Sociology-Anthropology curriculum meet the IS, US, or GP requirements in the Linfield Curriculum.  Courses carrying other LC designations include:

NW:  ANTH 105, ANTH 290 (105 and 290 are cross-listed with BIOL) 
VP:  ANTH 112 
UQ:  SOAN 210, SOAN 221, SOAN 240 
CS:  SOAN 251, ANTH 255, ANTH 355 
QR:  SOAN 307 
EL:   SOAN 040, SOAN 439, SOAN 487 

The MWI requirement is met by successful completion of a 400-level seminar (404, 454, 456, 460, or 465).

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has three designations: SOCL, ANTH, and SOAN.  SOAN courses receive credit for either major (sociology or anthropology), while the first two designations are major-specific.  Students are encouraged to take any 100-level and 200-level courses in their first two years.  Introductory courses (100-level) are primarily for first and second-year students interested in exploring anthropology or sociology as a major.  The 200-level courses have no pre-requisites and are available to all students, major or non-major. Students are urged to take 200-level courses to explore their personal interests, or according to how those classes may relate to their own future major. 

Major and minor info: See 2014-2015 Course Catalog for more detailed descriptions of Major/Minor requirements