Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Courses

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Anthropology

ANT 201 Bison image  Cultural Anthropology (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the scientific study of culture with emphasis on the cultures of small-scale societies. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
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ANT 201H Bison image  Cultural Anthropol Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the scientific study of culture with emphasis on the cultures of small-scale societies. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills. For the honors student.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, International, Core II Social Sciences
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ANT 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ANT 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ANT 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ANT 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ANT 301 Social Statistics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to statistical analysis of social data.

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ANT 322 Archaeology3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the methods and theory of archaeology.

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ANT 323 Archaeolog Field Train3-6 Credit hours   

Supervised instruction in on-site archaeological data collection, survey and excavation techniques.

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ANT 324 Archaeological Analysis3 Credit hours   

Supervised instruction in processing and analyzing archaeological materials recovered by fieldwork.

Pre-req: ANT 322.

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ANT 325 World Prehistory3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the archaeology of pre-literate cultures, from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the present.

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ANT 326 Classical Archaeology3 Credit hours   

Archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome, and their colonies and imperial domains.

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ANT 331 Physical Anthropology3 Credit hours   

The study of human physical evolution, from the earliest hominins to the present day, based on the study of primatology, human genetics, and the paleontological record.

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ANT 361 Ethnographic Research3 Credit hours   

A project-based introduction to ethnographic research design and practice.

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ANT 362 Bison image  Health, Culture & Society3 Credit hours   

A cross-cultural, historical, and bio-cultural examination through case-study of social and environmental factors that affect human health and disease.

Pre-req: ANT 201 or ANT 201H or SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: Multicultural
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ANT 363 US Culture and the Family3 Credit hours   

An historically and ethnographically informed consideration of the changing meaning and place of family and work in everyday American life, media, and politics.

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ANT 364 Expressive Culture3 Credit hours   

Exploration of expressive cultural forms in the construction of personal and communal identities and their meaningful attachment to particular geographic places.

Attributes: Social Sciences
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ANT 365 Anthropology through Film3 Credit hours   

Exploration of film as general anthropological field of interest with emphasis on understanding selected films as cultural texts and association with particular and changing cultural, political, economics and historical contexts.

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ANT 371 Bison image  Linguistic Anthropology3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the theories and methodologies of linguistic anthropology and to language as a cultural phenomenon and form of diversity.

Attributes: International
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ANT 372 Methods in Language & Culture3 Credit hours   

In this course, students will learn a variety of methods for studying language and culture used in anthropology, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics by collecting and analyzing actual linguistic data

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ANT 402 Principles of GIS4 Credit hours   

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) principles, techniques, and applications for the social and natural sciences with emphasis on foundational geographic principles in a lecture/lab format.

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ANT 411 Deconstructing Appalachia3 Credit hours   

Exploration of the historical and cultural significance of Appalachia in the American experience and imagination.

Attributes: American Institutions
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ANT 412 Appalachian Field Exp I3-6 Credit hours   

Supervised fieldwork in an Appalachian community studying the social and cultural characteristics of the area.

Pre-req: ANT 411.

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ANT 428 Arch Theory and Analysis3 Credit hours   

An introduction to archaeological theory and its application to the material record of cultures, past and present.

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ANT 440 Bison image  African Cultures3 Credit hours   

Comparative analysis of the ethnic groups of Africa, using archaeological and ethnographic data.

Attributes: International
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ANT 441 Oceania3 Credit hours   

Comparative analysis of the indigenous peoples and cultures of Melanesia and Polynesia, using archaeological and ethnographic data.

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ANT 442 The Native Americans3 Credit hours   

Comparative analysis of the indigenous inhabitants of North America, using archaeological and ethnographic data. PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission.

Attributes: American Institutions
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ANT 445 Bison image  American Ethnicities3 Credit hours   

Comparative overview of historical and contemporary patterns of immigration, settlement, and inter-ethnic relations in the United States.

Attributes: International
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ANT 460 Bison image  Crime and Custom3 Credit hours   

This course examines law and legal processes in diverse cultures from anthropological and law and society perspectives.

Attributes: Multicultural
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ANT 464 Bison image  Design, Planning & Health3 Credit hours   

Social scientific study of how places where people live, work, and recreate affect quality of life and overall health with an emphasis on design decisions within urban and regional planning.

Attributes: Multicultural
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ANT 465 Bison image  Disaster, Culture & Health3 Credit hours   

Study of contemporary environmental and social problems emphasizing health impacts of natural and technological disasters on communities around the world.

Attributes: International
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ANT 466 Bison image  Culture and Environment3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the symbolic and structural dimensions of struggles over defining, organizing, and controlling the natural environment from biocultural perspective.

Attributes: International
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ANT 467 Bison image  Culture in Ethnographies3 Credit hours   

In depth exploration and comparison of diverse cultural groups through reading and discussing ethnographic texts. PR: Six credit hours of anthropology or departmental permission.

Attributes: International
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ANT 468 National Identity3 Credit hours   

Exploration of cultural, political and economic processes that contribute to creation and maintenance of the modern national state as an imagined community.

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ANT 472 Bison image  Language, Gender and the Body3 Credit hours   

Uses methods and theories from anthropology, linguistics, and sociology to examine how gendered bodies in different cultures are constructed through ways of acting in the world.

Attributes: Multicultural
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ANT 478 Intro to Sociolinguistics3 Credit hours   

Sociolinguistics is the study of the effects of language in society relevant to discourse practices, language attitudes, variations, shifts and changes.

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H.

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ANT 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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ANT 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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ANT 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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ANT 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Study of topics of interest not ccovered in regularly scheduled courses. PR: Six credit hours of anthropology or deparmental permission.

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ANT 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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ANT 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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ANT 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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ANT 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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ANT 489 Internship1-4 Credit hours   

Supervised practicum founded on anthropological knowledge in a host institution. 40-45 hours of internship work correspond with 1 credit hour.

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ANT 491 Bison image  Theory in Ethnology3 Credit hours   

Introduction to major theoretical traditions of cultural anthropology with emphasis on the connection between fieldwork and development of theory.

Attributes: Multicultural
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ANT 492 Senior Seminar I3 Credit hours   

Application of anthropological theory and practice to individually designed projects. This course fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate anthropology majors.

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ANT 493 Bison image  Senior Seminar II3 Credit hours   

Application of anthropological theory and practice to individually designed projects. Fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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Sociology

SOC 200 Bison image  Introductory Sociology (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the study of human society. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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SOC 200H Bison image  Intro Sociology Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the study of human society for the honors student. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Honors, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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SOC 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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SOC 300 Social Organization3 Credit hours   

Analysis of sociological conceptual systems and theories.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 310 Individual and Society3 Credit hours   

Study of sociological perspectives on social interaction and the relationship between the individual and society.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 311 Deviance and Social Control3 Credit hours   

Study of the basic concepts and theories of deviant behavior and the mechanism of social control.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 313 Contemp Soc Issues and Prob3 Credit hours   

Analysis of current social issues and problems from a variety of sociological perspectives. Issues and problems will vary from semester to semester.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H or SOC 200E.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 330 Soc of Community Health3 Credit hours   

. An investigation of those social institutions and environ- mental, social, and personal factors in the community to maintain health and provide support in illness as related to social theory.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 342 American Society3 Credit hours   

Sociological analysis of the basic and cultural features of contemporary American society.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 344 Social Research I3 Credit hours   

Introduction to systematic social research methodology.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 345 Social Statistics I3 Credit hours   

Introudction to statistical analysis of social data.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: Statistics
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SOC 360 Sociological Theory3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the dominant theoretical perspectives in sociology examining the assumptions about human nature, society and sociology that constitute each theoretical tradition.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 362 Bison image  Health, Culture and Society3 Credit hours   

A cross-cultural, historical, and bio-cultural examination through case-study of social and environmental factors that affect human health and disease.

Pre-req: ANT 201 or ANT 201H or SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: Multicultural
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SOC 375 Social Stratification3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the analysis of structured social inequality with emphasis on the dimensions of social class, race and gender.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 401 Bison image  Population & Human Ecology3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on population and its relation to characteristics of environment. Specifically, it is designed to discuss the interaction of population processes and resources.

Attributes: International
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SOC 403 Social Research II3 Credit hours   

Intermediate social research methodology with emphasis on research design.

Pre-req: SOC 344.

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SOC 408 The Family3 Credit hours   

Theoretical analysis of the family as a primary social institution.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 413 Social Movements & Soc Change3 Credit hours   

Analysis of large-scale social change, including intentional social movements and revolutions.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 420 Criminology3 Credit hours   

An overview of sociological criminology, including an examination of explanations of criminal behavior, types of criminal activity, and an analysis of the criminal justice system.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 423 Social Class Power & Conflict3 Credit hours   

Theoretical analysis of economic and political inequality and the role of social conflict in the process of large- scale social organization.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 425 Race and Ethnicity3 Credit hours   

Diverse theoretical approaches to the meaning of race and ethnicity and the character of racial/ethnic relations, with substantive focus primarily on the U.S.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 430 Women in Sports3 Credit hours   

The history of women in sport, gender equity, opportunities for women in intercollegiate and professional sports (such as participant, coach, trainer, journalist, agent, and promoter), and physiological perspectives.

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SOC 432 Sociology of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

Study of the economics, politics, and social relations of Appalachia, including contemporary debates.

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SOC 433 Sociology of Work3 Credit hours   

Study of the organization and structure of the work plant as a social system; the meaning and organization of work; mana- gerial functions; management-labor relations; and human re- lations in industry.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 440 Intro to the Soc of Aging3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the social processes and consequences of growing older for both the individual and society.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 442 Urban Sociology3 Credit hours   

The sociology of urban and metropolitan communities.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 443 Evaluation and Survey Research3 Credit hours   

Analysis and application of principles/methods of survey design and the theories/methods for assessing the outcomes of applied organizational programs to affect change in people and/or social conditions.

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SOC 450 Sociology of Religion3 Credit hours   

Sociological analysis of religion as a social institution.

Attributes: American Institutions
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SOC 451 Science, Knowledge, and Tech3 Credit hours   

Exploration of the effects of social factors on the development and authorization of knowledge claims, especially science and technology. Retirement is examined as a process, an event, and a role. Retirement is analyzed from the point of view of the in- dividual and society.

Pre-req: SOC 200.

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SOC 452 Soc of Death & Dying3 Credit hours   

Study of death and dying as a societal and cultural phe- nomenon. Explores how institutions within our society deal with death.

Pre-req: SOC 200 or SOC 200H.

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SOC 455 Sociology of Sex and Gender3 Credit hours   

Analysis of social differentiation and inequality by gender, with a focus on the contemporary U.S.

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SOC 460 Holocaust and Genocide3 Credit hours   

An examination of the Holocaust and other genocides from an interdisciplinary social science perspective.

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SOC 465 Environment and Society3 Credit hours   

A critical examination of the link between society and the environment, including ideas about nature, wilderness, and the wild causes of environmental degradation and responses to the environmental issues.

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SOC 466 Bison image  Culture and Environment3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the symbolic and structural dimensions of struggles over defining, organizing, and controlling the natural environment from a biocultural perspective.

Attributes: International
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SOC 468 National Identity3 Credit hours   

Exploration of cultural, political and economic processes that contribute to creation and maintenance of the modern nation state as an imagined community.

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SOC 470 Field Exper in Applied SOC3-6 Credit hours   

Supervised fieldwork in public or private agencies affording students an opportunity to apply sociological knowledge and skills in addressing practical problems.

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SOC 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regulary scheduled courses.

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SOC 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

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SOC 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required.

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SOC 489 Internship1-4 Credit hours   

Supervised practicum founded on sociological knowledge in a host institution. 40-45 hours of internship work correspond with 1 credit hour.

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SOC 492 Senior Seminar I3 Credit hours   

Application of sociological theory and practice to individually designed projects. This course fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors. (PR: sociology major in senior standing or departmental permission)

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SOC 493 Bison image  Senior Seminar II3 Credit hours   

Application of sociological theory and practice to individually designed projects. Fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors. (PR: Anthrolpology major in senior standing or departmental permission)

Attributes: Capstone Course
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Faculty

Professors
Fondren, Freidin, Hoey, Laubach

Associate Professors
Conley, Garnett, Sullivan

Assistant Professor
Noyongoyo