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Sociology and Anthropology Courses

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SOAN-040  Community Service

Community service activity, helping with such social services as nursing home care, tutoring, family recreation programs, juvenile corrections, special day schools. Requires 40 hours of service. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

SOAN-085  Exploring Sociology and Anthropology

Paracurricular course designed for newly declared sociology and anthropology majors. Discussion of opportunities available to students, career options, meetings with SOAN faculty and senior majors, and attendance at Voices. Course taken during first fall semester after declaring the major (preferably in the sophomore year). Prerequisites: declared major in sociology or anthropology; consent of instructor. 1 credit

SOAN-226  South America: Peoples and Cultures of The Least Known Continent

Social organization, cultures, and histories of the diverse peoples of South America. Current patterns of economic, political, and social organization, including countryside and cities; ethnic, class, and other social cleavages; local, national, and international levels of integration. 4 credits. (IS or GP)

SOAN-232  Medicine and Culture

Cultural bases of illness and curing; ethnographic examination of how non-Western societies perceive and treat illness and how knowledge of non-Western practices can be used to critique and inform the management of our own health problems. Meanings of sickness, nature of relationships between patients and healers, and effects of culture on health. 4 credits. (IS or GP)

SOAN-244  The Other Europe

Marginalized populations of the European subcontinent and their cultures in historical anthropological perspective: East Europeans, Basques, Roma, Jews, Irish, recent Asian and African immigrants, and European underclasses. Views of pre-modern and modern European Civilization from core and periphery. Other Europeans and the U.S. 4 credits. (IS or GP)

SOAN-299  Special Topics In Sociology


2017 Fall

SOAN 299 Love, Death & Power: Through a Sociological Lens - Examination of love, death and power in contemporary societies; focuses on concepts of self and identity through diverse theoretical and sociological perspectives. 4 credits. IS

SOAN-307  Social Research Methods

For future researchers and consumers of research. Designs for research on social behavior, data collection, and analysis; reporting results; funding of research; uses of research in social work, government, and management. Four hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week. Prerequisite: SOCL 101 or ANTH 111. 5 credits. (QR)

SOAN-439  Peer Instruction

Opportunity for outstanding students to assist faculty in the classroom and laboratory. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: application and consent of instructor. 3-5 credits. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) (EL)

SOAN-470  Society,state & Social Policy

Analysis of the complexities of social policy in the U.S. Strategies for examining social policy; role of government and outside forces in forming policy. Several current policies discussed. Prerequisites: SOCL 101 or ANTH 111; SOAN 307 and SOAN 385. 4 credits. (IS or US, MWI)

SOAN-485  Senior Proseminar I: Theory and Practice

Capstone course for graduating seniors focusing on the practice of sociology and anthropology. Work includes preparation of portfolios, self-assessment on the meeting of departmental goals, research into graduate school opportunities and other career options, organization of SOAN Tables, teaching in other classes and public presentations, discussion of the relationship between social theory and practice and independent theoretical readings. Prerequisites: SOCL 101 or ANTH 111; SOAN 385, and senior standing or consent of instructor. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits. (2 per semester/see SOAN 486)

SOAN-486  Senior Proseminar II: Theory and Practice

Capstone course for graduating seniors focusing on the practice of sociology and anthropology. Work includes preparation of portfolios, self- assessment on the meeting of departmental goals, research into graduate school opportunities and other career options, organization of SOAN Tables, teaching in other classes and public presenta- tions, discussion of the relationship between social theory and practice and independent theoretical readings. Prerequisites: SOCL 101 or ANTH 111; SOAN 385, and senior standing or consent of instructor. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits. (2 per semester/see SOAN 485)

SOAN-487  Internship

Student participation in an organization whose activities relate to vocations requiring preparation in sociology, social work, or anthropology. Supplemented with appropriate readings and reports. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: approval of departmental internship supervisor. 2-10 credits. (EL)

SOAN-490  Sociology/anthropology Research/thesis

Intensive research on a topic of special interest to the student, leading to a thesis. Projects undertaken by individuals or small teams of students. Honors thesis students required to register for this course. May be repeated for credit. 2-5 credits.

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