General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.
The major in Sociology and Anthropology consists of ten courses:
Beginning Fall 2020, the one-semester thesis course (formerly 490B) has been renumbered SOAN 492. Students may still complete either the year-long thesis (SOAN 490 and 491) or the one-semester thesis (SOAN 492). SOAN 490 is a prerequisite for SOAN 491, and counts as an upper-division elective.
Beginning Fall 2019, SOAN 301 is no longer required for SOAN majors. SOAN 301 is now an upper-division elective course in the major, and will be credited as such. Majors may satisfy no more than two university core requirements from Sociology and Anthropology offerings. The Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry are not included in this limit.
A minor in Sociology and Anthropology consists of six courses: 101,102, 295 or 296 and three electives, one of which must be at the 300 or higher level. (CONN 335 and CONN 480 can each be used as one of the 300-level or above electives.)
Note: The Sociology and Anthropology Department reserves the right to evaluate courses on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they may be applied to a major or minor based on the age of the course.