Professor Martin Whyte, Program Adviser
May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program
Social anthropology is a multidisciplinary program involving joint participation of the Anthropology and Sociology departments. A mutual interest in problems of social organization and culture provides the basic focus. The social anthropology concentration is designed to acquaint students with sociological and anthropological perspectives, theories, and methods.
Prerequisites to Concentration. Anthropology 101 or 222 and Sociology 100, 102, or 400.
Concentration Program. At least 36 credits, comprised of elections in each of the participating departments:
Anthropology. Six courses in ethnology, including at least one ethnology-regional course, one ethnology-topical course, and one ethnology-theory/method course from among those listed for Anthropology.
Sociology. Sociology 210 (Elementary Statistics) and Sociology 310 (Research Methods), and four other courses. At least one of these courses must be from those listed under the heading population/ecology/urban in Sociology, and two courses must be from courses under the heading general sociology chosen with approval by the concentration advisor.
Honors Concentration. Qualified students who elect a concentration in social anthropology and who are eligible to participate in the Honors concentration in anthropology or sociology (or both) may, with permission of the appropriate instructors, enroll for Honors courses in either or both departments. The Honors concentration in social anthropology is individually arranged with the concentration advisor and with instructors of the Honors courses. Recommendation for a degree with Honors in social anthropology is made by the concentration advisor in consultation with the appropriate instructors.
Advising and Counseling. Professor Whyte is the concentration advisor. Appointments can be made by contacting Professor Whyte in the Department of Sociology.
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