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The Faculty

Chair:  Glenn Petersen

Professors:

Associate Professor:

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Field Description

The behavioral sciences of sociology and anthropology help students develop an appreciation and understanding of the myriad structures and processes that characterize life in social groups. While sociology tends to concentrate on complex modern societies, exploring societal change and institutions, anthropology tends to cover a wider span, focusing on both Western and non-Western societies. (cultural anthropology is stressed at Baruch.) For sociology majors interested in social work, the department offers several courses that provide experiential as well as theoretical exposure to the field, including actual work experience in recognized social work agencies.

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The Major

Sociology majors must satisfy the requirements of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences as well as departmental requirements. In addition to completing the introductory courses, a total of 24 credits in the department is required. The sociology major has the following components: introductory courses, foundation courses (both required and recommended), and concentration courses.

A base introductory course, either Sociology 1005 or Anthropology 1001, is required by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. Two other foundation courses are also required.

Sociology majors may choose to select a concentration. Concentrations are designed to guide students in the selection of courses relevant to future careers as well as to provide all students with a solid grounding in the fields of sociology and anthropology. The department offers courses in three concentrations. Wide ranges of courses allow for a broader understanding of the complexities of modern society. These courses help prepare students for active involvement in the efforts to resolve urban problems.

Introductory Course
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SOC 1005

Introduction to Sociology3 credits
or 
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ANT 1001

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3 credits

Foundation Courses   (required)
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SOC 4100

Sociological Theory    (
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)
3 credits
Any advanced anthropology course3 credits
     and 
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SOC 4110

Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology   (
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)
3 credits
       or 
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SOC 4111

Social Statistics    3 credits

Concentrations

Multiculturalism and Globalization
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SOC 3110

Women, Culture, and Society    (
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)
3 credits
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SOC 3111

Native Americans  (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3112

Peoples and Cultures of Mediterranean Europe   (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3113

Cultures and Peoples of India  (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3114

Cultures and Peoples of the South Pacific Islands    (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3115

People and Culture of Haiti   (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3125

Race and Ethnic Relations  (
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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineBLS
), (
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DisciplineLTS
)
3 credits
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SOC 3175

The Lives of Hinduism (
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DisciplineAAS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3175
DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineREL
)
3 credits
Social Institutions 
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SOC 3131

Sociology of the Family   (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3136

Social Welfare Institutions3 credits
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SOC 3137

Sociology of Health and Illness3 credits
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SOC 3138

Sociology of Complex Organizations3 credits
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SOC 3141

Sociology of Religion3 credits
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Writers and Their Spiritual Searches: Religious Themes in Contemporary Literature (
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), (
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3 credits 
Social Processes and Change 
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SOC 3062

Political Sociology   (
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)
3 credits
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SOC 3085

Selected Topics in Sociology and Anthropology   (
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DisciplineANT
)
3 credits
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SOC 3151

Social Issues and Social Policy3 credits
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SOC 3152

Social Communication   (
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)
3 credits
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SOC 3154

Crime and Justice in Sociological Perspective3 credits
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SOC 3155

Urban Sociology3 credits
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SOC 3156

Social Inequality3 credits
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SOC 3157

Civil Society and Community Organizations3 credits
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SOC 3158

Social Demography3 credits
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SOC 3159

Social Change in the Black Community3 credits
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SOC 3165

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion   (
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)
3 credits
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SOC 3168

Social Change3 credits
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SOC 3170

Social Movements3 credits
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ANT 3020

Anthropology of Business3 credits
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ANT 3153

Urban Anthropology3 credits
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ANT 3161

Power and Conflict3 credits

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The Minor

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers minors in both sociology and anthropology. These programs give students an in-depth understanding of key concepts of fields within sociology and anthropology. Students are required to take three courses in the department at the 3000 or 4000-level, including at least one at the 4000-level. Although the department recommends either ANT 4800 or SOC 4900, any 4000-level course offered by the department may serve as the capstone for either the sociology or the anthropology minor.

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Courses in Sociology (SOC)

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SOC 1005

Introductory Sociology

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3015

Cuban Culture and Society (

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), (
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DisciplineLTS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3030

The Changing Demographics of the City (

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), (
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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3032

Sociology of Bioethics

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3035

The Remaking of New York: the Immigrant Experience (

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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineBLS
), (
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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3044

Migration in the Americas (

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), (
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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3062

Political Sociology (

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DisciplinePOL
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3085

Selected Topics in Sociology and Anthropology

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3110

Women, Culture, and Society (

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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3111

Native Americans (

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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3112

Peoples and Cultures of Mediterranean Europe (

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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3113

Cultures and Peoples of India (

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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3114

Cultures and Peoples of the South Pacific Islands (ANT 3114)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3115

People and Culture of Haiti (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3115
DisciplineANT
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3115
DisciplineBLS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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Passing, Covering, and Social Stigma in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
),

(

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), (
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DisciplineLTS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3125

Race and Ethnic Relations (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3125
DisciplineBLS
), (
Showcourse v
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DisciplineLTS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC

The City That Care Forgot: The Roots, Ruin, and Rebirth of New Orleans (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineANT
),

(

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineBLS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineLTS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3131

Sociology of the Family

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3136

Social Welfare Institutions

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3137

Sociology of Health and Illness

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3138

Sociology of Complex Organizations

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3141

Sociology of Religion

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3151

Social Issues And Social Policy

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3152

Social Communication (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3152
DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3154

Crime and Justice in Sociological Perspective

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3155

Urban Sociology

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3156

Social Inequality

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3157

Civil Society And Community Organizations

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3158

Social Demography

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3159

Social Change in the Black Community

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3165

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3168

Social Change

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3170

Social Movements

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3175

The Lives of Hinduism (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineAAS
), (
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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineREL
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3185

Internship in Human Service and Community Organization I

hours to be arranged; 3 credits

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SOC 3186

Internship in Human Service and Community Organizations II

hours to be arranged; 3 credits

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SOC 4010

Chinese Immigration in Global Perspective (

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DisciplineAAS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4015

The Globalization of English (

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DisciplineCOM
), (
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DisciplineENG
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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DisciplineSOC
Writers and Their Spiritual Searches: Religious Themes in Contemporary Literature (
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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineREL
)
3 hours; 3 credits 

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SOC 4032

Methods of Sociological Research

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4050

Religious Worlds of New York (

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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineREL
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4100

Sociological Theory (

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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4110

Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology (

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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4111

Social Statistics

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4900

Sociological Analysis

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 5000

Independent Study I

hours and credits to be arranged

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SOC 5001

Independent Study II

hours and credits to be arranged

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SOC 5002

Independent Study III

hours and credits to be arranged

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SOC 5003

Independent Study IV

hours and credits to be arranged

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Courses in Anthropology (ANT)

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ANT 1001

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3009

Introduction to Human Geography (

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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3015

Cuban Culture and Society (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3015
DisciplineLTS
), (
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CourseNumber3015
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3020

Anthropology of Business

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3035

The Remaking of New York: the Immigrant Experience (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3035
DisciplineBLS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3035
DisciplineLTS
), (
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
 

World Regional Geography (

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DisciplineGEOG
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3085

Selected Topics in Anthropology and Sociology (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3110

Women, Culture, and Society (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3110
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3111

Native Americans (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3111
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3112

Peoples and Cultures of Mediterranean Europe (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3112
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3113

Cultures and Peoples of India (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3113
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3114

Cultures and Peoples of the South Pacific Islands (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3114
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3115

People and Culture of Haiti (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3115
DisciplineBLS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3115
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3120
DisciplineANT

Passing, Covering, and Social Stigma in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3120
DisciplineBLS
),

(

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3120
DisciplineLTS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3120
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

showcourse

ANT 3125

Race and Ethnic Relations (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3125
DisciplineBLS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3125
DisciplineLTS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3125
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineANT

The City That Care Forgot: The Roots, Ruin, and Rebirth of New Orleans (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineBLS
),

 (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineLTS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3130H
DisciplineSOC
)

 

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ANT 3152

Social Communication (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3152
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3153

Urban Anthropology

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3161

Power and Conflict

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3165

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3165
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

showcourse

ANT 3175

The Lives of Hinduism (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3175
DisciplineAAS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3175
DisciplineREL
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3175
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3821

South Asian Religion (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3821
DisciplineAAS
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber3821
DisciplineREL
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4015

Anthropology and Contemporary World Issues

"3 hours, 3 credits"

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ANT 4017

Seminar on the Anthropology of Peace and War

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4020

Translating Between Worlds: Literature and Anthropology (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineCMP
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
CourseNumber4025H
DisciplineANT
Writers and Their Spiritual Searches: Religious Themes in Contemporary Literature (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber4025H
DisciplineREL
), (
Showcourse v
CourseNumber4025H
DisciplineSOC
)
3 hours; 3 credits 

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ANT 4050

Religious Worlds of New York (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber4050
DisciplineREL
), (
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CourseNumber4050
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4100

Sociological Theory (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber4100
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4110

Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber4110
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4800

Anthropological Analysis

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 5000

Independent Study I

hours and credits to be arranged

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ANT 5001

Independent Study II

hours and credits to be arranged

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ANT 6001H

Honors Anthropology I

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 6002H

Honors Anthropology II

3 hours; 3 credits

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Courses in Geography (GEOG)

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GEOG 3009

Introduction to Human Geography (

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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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GEOG 3036

World Regional Geography (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
)

3 hours; 3 credits

 

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