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2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology and Anthopology Major - Sociology Concentration


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Sociology and anthropology are closely related disciplines that focus on our social and cultural worlds.  Both emphasize understanding systems of inequality and power, and the interrelationship between global and local processes. We offer an  interdisciplinary major in Sociology and Anthropology; students will select a concentration in Anthorpology or a concentration in Sociology as described below.

A major in this department provides a foundation for social action, a variety of professional careers ranging from community organizing to public administration, as well as for graduate work in a variety of disciplines including policy studies, sociology, anthropology and women and gender studies.

UMass Dartmouth students seeking admission to the Sociology and Anthropology major must have earned a minimum of 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Transfer students seeking admission to Sociology and Anthropology must have at minimum a 2.75 GPA overall.  Students interested in selecting this major must see the department chair for permission to enter the program, to discuss the program requirements and to arrange for a permanent advisor.

Students who entered the major prior to Fall 2014 are not required to take SOA 211, Thinking through Writing in Sociology and Anthropology. They will take one additional “any level” elective.

Overall Departmental Requirements

To successfully complete the program for graduation, all students must:

  • Maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA in the major; students who entered the major prior to fall 2009, must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in the majorr
  • Complete all courses counting for the major with a C- or higher.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 overall GPA
  • Meet the Sociology and Anthropology major requirements (18 credits of core required classes and 18 credits of electives for both concentrations; see below for specific requirements for each concentration)
  • Complete 30 credits at the 300/400 level (this includes courses in the major, excluding Experiential Learning)
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, at least 45 of which must be earned at UMass Dartmouth
  • Complete the University Studies requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.
  • Complete the Distribution Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences

Sociology Concentration

Sociology is the study of social behavior and the socio-cultural settings in which it occurs. It involves the study of whole societies and their basic institutions as well as smaller scale groups such as the family, peer group and neighborhood. Sociology has long been a popular major for students planning future training in such professions as social work, law, politics, education, public administration, public health and health care, and urban planning.

Students electing the Sociology concentration will complete 36 credits:

6 required core classes (18 credits)

6 SOA electives (18 credits)

Requirements


To successfully complete the program for graduation, all students must:

  • Maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the major; beginning in fall 2009, students entering the major (starting with the class of 2013) must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 overall GPA
  • Meet the Sociology major requirements
  • Complete 30 credits at the 300/400 level (this includes courses in the major, excluding Experiential Learning)
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, at least 45 of which must be earned at UMass Dartmouth
  • Complete the University Studies requirements of the university
  • Complete the Distribution Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences

Introduction


Three (3) credits required from this list.

Theory


To be taken sophomore year.

Writing


To be taken sophomore year.

Research Methods


To be taken junior year.

Internship*


Three (3) credits required from this list. To be taken in the senior year; can be taken in the junior year with permission of the instructor and your advisor.

Senior Seminar*


Three (3) credits required.

*Thesis Research


 *Thesis Research (SOA 492 and SOA 493), a 2-semester, six (6) credit sequence taken in the senior year may be substituted for the Internship and Senior Seminar requirements.

Sociology and Anthropology Electives


Eighteen (18) credits required, broken down as follows:

  • SOA elective at any level: 3 credits
  • 300-400 level SOA electives: 15 credits

Total Credits: 36


University Studies Requirements


In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

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