Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology Major
Anthropology and sociology are closely related sciences which seek to understand the human world. Traditionally, anthropology has studied human biology and language, as well as culture, with an emphasis on pre-industrial societies. Sociology has concentrated on social institutions and social behavior, with an emphasis on contemporary industrial nations. Together they provide a broad, holistic understanding of the nature of human beings, human culture, and human social organization.
A major in sociology and anthropology is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in pursuing social service, business, government, education, or academic careers in which knowledge of social processes is necessary.Choose from two academic concentrations:
- Teacher education
- Cultural anthropology
- Human society
- Social research methods
- Sociology theory
Sociology and anthropology majors have the benefit of hands-on experience through internships in local social service agencies. Professors plan field trips to expose students to other cultures and ways of life and to facilitate the study of other cultures. Students also benefit from personal contact with their professors through small classes and one-on-one contact outside the classroom.
Utica College maintains seven academic computer laboratories on campus. These labs contain either IBM-compatible or Apple Macintosh computers. Classes are taught in some of the computer labs; all are accessible to any UC student during published hours. The labs are equipped with laser printers, and the computers have word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Student assistants and a Computer Help Desk provide assistance as needed.
Majors have the advantage of small classes and close interaction with UC faculty members. To learn more about our faculty, click here >
A major in sociology and anthropology prepares those who are interested in pursuing social service, business, government, or academic careers in which knowledge of social processes is necessary.
Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education - click here for details.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120
(See also General Education Core in the “Undergraduate Program” section of this catalog.)
|Credit Hours||Year Taken|
|General Education Core||34 – 55|
Major Course Requirements
|Anthropology 101||Introduction to Anthropology||3||1,2|
|Sociology 151||Human Society||3||1,2|
|Anthropology 205||Human Beings in Evolutionary Perspective||3||2,3|
|Sociology/Psychology 211||Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences|
|Mathematics 112||Basic Statistics||3||2,3|
|Sociology 312||Social Science Research Methods||3||3,4|
|Sociology 405||Sociology and Anthropology Theory||3||3,4|
|Anthropology and Sociology electives||(15 hours; at least six credit hours from each field)||15||2,3,4|
|Students pursuing social studies teacher certification in middle childhood (grades 5 – 9) or adolescence (grades 7 – 12) must select either Anthropology 251 or Sociology 252 as one elective.|
Major-Related Course Requirements
|Select one of the following sets of major-related course requirements: General Concentration or Teacher Education Concentration. Students who are pursuing certification in middle childhood (grades 5 – 9) or adolescence (grades 7 – 12) must select the Teacher Education Concentration.|
|Students who complete a minor in Gender Studies, Government, History, Human Rights, or Philosophy are exempted from the General Concentration major-related requirements.|
|Courses at the 200-level or above in Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Philosophy or Social Studies. Also Biology 221, 225, Film 303, 304, French 247, Psychology 237, 331, 354, 361, 461, 462, Spanish 247. A maximum of 9 credit hours in any one of these fields may be applied. Students who have not taken Anthropology/English 351 (Language and Culture) may apply either English 313 (American Social Dialects) or English 318 (Introduction to Linguistics)||12||2,3,4|
TEACHER EDUCATION CONCENTRATION
|Students who complete the minor in History are exempted from the Teacher Education Concentration major-related requirements. [Note: students who are pursuing social studies certification in middle childhood (grades 5 – 9) or adolescence (grades 7 – 12) must have at least 21 credit hours in History in their total curriculum, only 12 of which will be satisfied by this concentration.]|
|History 124||America Before the Twentieth Century||3|
|History 125||America in the World||3|
|A course in European history||3|
|A course in Non-Western history||3|
|The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 90 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. At least 18 credit hours in the sociology and anthropology major must be taken at or above the 300 level. |
NOTE: Students in the education program who intend to student teach history or social studies should note that they must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) and have no grade lower than C (2.0) in any required major course in order to receive a favorable recommendation.