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Catalog 2014-2015

The sociology program at Transylvania places particular emphases on the study of social problems, social justice, population, and social change processes, as well as critical engagement with inequalities along lines of race, gender, socioeconomic class, and other axes of power and inequality that exist in contemporary society. We encourage both historical and future-oriented appreciation of the development of knowledge about contemporary society, so that students become conversant in how modern society has evolved and also understand trends that will shape their lives and those of a global society.

Transylvania also offers a major in sociology/anthropology.

Sociology Major/Minor Patterns
Sociology Major
11 course units, including:
SOC 1004 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2224 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
SOC 3104 Social Theory
SOC 4444 Senior Seminar/Capstone

2 courses on social institutions (SOC 2_14 or 3_14)
2 courses on social dynamics (SOC 2_44 or 3_44)
3 electives, only 1 of which may be an approved course outside of sociology.
 
Sociology/Anthropology Major
11 course units, including:
ANTH 1024 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1034 Human Origins or
ANTH 1054 Introduction to Archaeology
SOC 1004 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2224 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
SOC 3104 Social Theory
ANTH 4444 Senior Seminar/Capstone or
SOC 4444 Senior Seminar/Capstone

1 of the following area studies:
ANTH 2554 African Art and Culture
ANTH 3314 Latin American Prehistory
ANTH 3424 Appalachia and the Environment
HIST 2374 History of Africa
HIST 2404 Latin American Civilization I
HIST 2414 Latin American Civilization II

1 course on social institutions (SOC 2_14 or 3_14)
3 electives, 1 of which must be a 3000 level anthropology course and 1 of which may be an approved course outside of anthropology or sociology.
Minor
6 course units, including:
SOC 1004 Introduction to Sociology
5 electives    
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