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The Faculty

Chair:  Carla Bellamy

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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.) The methods and insights of sociology and cultural anthropology offer the tools you need to succeed in our globalizing world and to grapple with the great challenges and questions of our time. Does "the American Dream" still work, as Baruch College's motto claims, or has income inequality in America reached the point of no return? Are there universal human rights? If so, who gets to decide what they are? What is globalization exactly, and how does it shape your life and the lives of others?  How can we meet the challenges posed by urbanization and climate change?  What is sexuality and why are there so many strong opinions about it?  Is there really any such thing as religious violence?  What is religion, anyway?  What do changing attitudes toward gender roles tell us about what it means to be an American?  What is race?  Why does racism persist?

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College offers courses that can help you understand your place in the world, your part in it, and what it takes to create change and progress in your own life, your career, and in the world.  Pursuing a major in sociology or a minor in sociology or cultural anthropology, is both intellectually compelling and practical.  Students who concentrate in these disciplines pursue careers in criminal justice, human services, education, government, non-profits, and business.  Students at Baruch who opt to major in a business discipline can enhance their appeal to prospective employers by minoring in sociology or cultural anthropology.  Both of these disciplines foster creative, critical, and innovative thinking skills that are honed through engagement with real-life situations and problems.

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The Major - fall 2016 (See below for changes to the Major that will take place in spring 2017.)

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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)
3 credits
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SOC 3112

Peoples and Cultures of Mediterranean Europe   (
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)
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
), (
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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineREL
)
3 credits
Social Institutions 
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SOC 3131

Sociology of the Family   (
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)
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 3165

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion   (
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)
3 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 Major - Effective spring 2017

Sociology majors must satisfy the degree requirements of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences as well as departmental requirements. In addition to completing an introductory or prerequisite course in either sociology or anthropology. a total of 24 credits of coursework in the department are requirements. These include two foundation courses, and six elective courses at the 3000-level or above. One of those electives must be a sociology course at the 4000-level or above and one must be an anthropology elective at the 3000 or 4000-level. Elective courses cover a broad range of topics, including the following: globalization; migration; race; gender and sexuality; social inequality; religion; urban life and institutions; environment and climate change; human geography; area studies; religion health; social movements; and peace and war. Students who are interested in any of the specific areas of focus are encouraged to seek advisement from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 

Introductory Course:
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SOC 1005

Introduction to Sociology

3 credits
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ANT 1001

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3 credits

Foundation Courses: 6 credits
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SOC 4100

Sociological Theory    (
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)
3 credits
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Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology (
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3 credits 

 
Electives: 18 credits 
Any courses in Sociology or Anthropology at the intermediate or advanced level (3000 or 4000-level). Sociology majors must take at least one elective course in Sociology at the 4000-level or above and one elective course in Anthropology at the 3000 or 4000-level. 

 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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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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The U.S. and Mexican Border (
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),
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)
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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), (
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), (
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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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)

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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)

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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)

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
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DisciplineANT
), (
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DisciplineBLS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
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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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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3125

Race and Ethnic Relations (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
), (
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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
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DisciplineANT
),

(

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DisciplineBLS
), (
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DisciplineLTS
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 3131

Sociology of the Family (

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)

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 (

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)

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 3165

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
)

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
), (
Showcourse v
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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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The Tradition of Islam (
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), (
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), (
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3 hours; 3 credits 

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SOC 4010

Chinese Immigration in Global Perspective (

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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4015

The Globalization of English (

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), (
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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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), (
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)
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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), (
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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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SOC 4100

Sociological Theory (

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)

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 (

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), (
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3020

Anthropology of Business

3 hours; 3 credits

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The U.S. and Mexican Border (
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), (
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DisciplineSOC
 

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ANT 3035

The Remaking of New York: the Immigrant Experience (

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

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
 

World Regional Geography (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineGEOG
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3085

Selected Topics in Anthropology and Sociology (

Showcourse v
CourseNumber3085
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3110

Women, Culture, and Society (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3111

Native Americans (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3112

Peoples and Cultures of Mediterranean Europe (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3113

Cultures and Peoples of India (

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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3114

Cultures and Peoples of the South Pacific Islands (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3115

People and Culture of Haiti (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineBLS
), (
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CourseNumber3115
DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT

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

Showcourse v
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),

(

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DisciplineLTS
), (
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 3125

Race and Ethnic Relations (

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), (
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DisciplineLTS
), (
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT

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

Showcourse v
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DisciplineBLS
),

 (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineLTS
), (
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DisciplineSOC
)

 
Showcourse v
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DisciplineANT
Sociology of the Family (
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)
3 hours; 3 credits 

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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

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ANT 3175

The Lives of Hinduism (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineAAS
), (
Showcourse v
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), (
Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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The Tradition of Islam (
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), (
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), (
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)
3 hours; 3 credits 

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ANT 3821

South Asian Religion (

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), (
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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 (

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)

3 hours; 3 credits

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

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ANT 4050

Religious Worlds of New York (

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), (
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4100

Sociological Theory (

Showcourse v
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DisciplineSOC
)

3 hours; 3 credits

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ANT 4110

Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology (

Showcourse v
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)

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 (

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)

3 hours; 3 credits

 

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