Courses in Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate courses designed to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools to better understand the social and cultural forces that affect our lives and the lives of people in other societies. Such understanding is an important part of general education and should lead to more effective participation in society.

Courses offered by the department can provide students specializing in other disciplines with an appreciation of social and cultural processes that will complement their specialization.

Course Designations

There are three designation groups for courses in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology: (S), (A), and (SA).

Students must ensure their selected courses are from the correct designation group based on the specifications of their plan checklist. For example, the Sociology major requires two (S) designated upper division electives. These electives must be chosen from the (S) list, not the (A) or (SA) list.

These designations came into effect in the Fall of 2012. For questions about how courses taken before this will be considered, please contact the SA advisor at