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 at least a cumulative 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 in Sociology and Anthropology (BA)
The major in Sociology and Anthropology consists of ten courses:
- Required Courses: 101, 102, 295 or 296, 298, 299, and 491 or 492.
- Elective Courses: Four courses in Sociology and Anthropology, two of which must be at the 300-level or above. (CONN 335 or 480 can each be used as one of the 295-level or above electives.) Students may 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.
There is no limit on the number of university core requirements that students may complete through Sociology and Anthropology offerings.
Requirements for the Minor in Sociology & Anthropology
A minor in Sociology and Anthropology consists of five courses:
101,102, and three electives, two of which must be numbered 295 or higher. (CONN 335 or 480 can each be used as one of the 295-level or above electives.)
Notes for the major and minor
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:
CONN 335 Race and Multiculturalism in the American Context
CONN 395 China and Latin America: A New Era of Transpacific Relations
CONN 397 Migration and the Global City
CONN 480 Informed Seeing
GLAM/SOAN 280 Archaeological Foundations
IPE/SOAN 323 The Political, Economic, and Social Context of International Tourism
IPE/SOAN 407 Political Ecology
MUS 234 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
MUS 321 Music of South Asia
MUS 322 Dance in World Cultures
MUS 323 Performing Asian America