The Anthropology & Sociology program is designed to promote an integrated understanding of biography, history, culture, and human social dynamics. Anthropology explores the full range of human experience by introducing students to the study of tribal and peasant societies, including prehistoric ones, and to the complexities of stratified industrial societies such as our own. Sociology studies the intricacies of modern industrial states and the dilemmas that confront the individual in a mass society. Both disciplines introduce students to classical and contemporary theories that illuminate the contours and contradictions of social experience. BA degrees in Anthropology or Sociology lend themselves to a range of career opportunities, some of which are described here.
Departmental honors are awarded only to students who complete a senior thesis judged to be of outstanding quality.
Information on the prerequisites associated with thesis work.
A handy checklist for juniors contemplating thesis work.
More information regarding the ANSO curriculum may be found in this year's Course Catalog, which is available online as well as in print. To access the Catalog online, please go to the Registrar's Office list of ANSO courses.