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.
Requirements for the Major
The major in Sociology and Anthropology consists of ten courses:
- Required Courses: 101, 102, 295 or 296, 298, 299, 490.
- Elective Courses: Four courses in Sociology and Anthropology, two of which must be at the 300-level or above.*
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.
Requirements for the Minor
A minor in Sociology and Anthropology consists of five courses: 101,102, and three electives, two of which must be numbered 295 or higher.*
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.
*In addition to elective SOAN courses, the following count as electives for the SOAN major and minor:
CLSC 280 Archaeological Foundations (cross listed with SOAN 280)
CLSC 340 Byzantine/Islamic Archaeology (inactivated 2021-22 Bulletin)
CONN 335 Race & Multiculturalism in U.S.
CONN 395 China & Latin America
CONN 397 Migration and the Global City
CONN 480 Informed Seeing
IPE 323 International Tourism (cross listed with SOAN 323)
IPE 407 Political Ecology (cross listed with SOAN 407)
IPE 350 Gender & Sexuality
MUS 234 Intro to Ethnomusicology
MUS 321 Music of South Asia
MUS 322 Dance in World Cultures
MUS 323 Performing Asian America