Majors

Anthropology Major

Sociology & Anthropology Major

Sociology Major

Requirements for Anthropology major, for students who entered Lehigh after July 2015

[For students who entered before July 2015, click here for the major requirements]

Collateral Requirement  
Select one of the following general courses in statistics: 3-4
Basic Statistics 1  
Statistical Methods  
Statistical Analysis of Behavioral Data  
Or equivalent
 
Introductory  
      ANTH 011 Cultural Diversity and Human Nature 4
      ANTH 012 Human Evolution and Prehistory 4
Methodology  
      SOAN 111 Research Methods and Data Analysis (fall) 4
Major Electives  
Select five anthropology courses 2 20
Research, Internship, or Thesis  
Four credits from the following: 3 4
Apprentice Teaching  
Supervised Research  
Field School  
Internship  
Senior Thesis 4  
Total Credits 39-40
  1. Note: MATH 012 fulfills the College of Arts & Sciences math requirement.
  2. At least two of which must be at the 300-level. Individualized study courses ANTH 300, ANTH 393, ANTH 394, ANTH 395, and ANTH 399 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement; however, one SOC course can be substituted as an anthropology elective.
  3. Preferably during the senior year, majors must complete at least four credits of experiential learning on a subject or in a context relevant to their major. Students may fulfill this requirement in a variety of ways - research, field school, internship, or thesis, or a combination of these.
  4. Students who intend going on to graduate or professional school are strongly encouraged to do the senior thesis option, and a senior thesis is required for departmental honors.

Concentrations within the Anthropology Major

Anthropology majors may choose to concentrate in cultural or archaeological anthropology. These optional concentrations in one or the other subfield entail additional constraints on course selection within the major electives category, as described below.

Concentration in Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology majors electing to concentrate in cultural anthropology must complete at least four courses in cultural anthropology at the 100-level or above. Regular course offerings that would satisfy this concentration include the following:

Select at least four of the following: 16
Cultural Studies and Globalization  
Comparative Cultures  
Environment and Culture  
Anthropology of Gender  
Introduction to Linguistics  
North American Indians  
Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia  
Anthropology Of Fishing  
Global Capitalism  
Economic Anthropology  
Food For Thought  
Religion, Witchcraft And Magic  
Culture and the Individual  
Total Credits 16

Students choosing this concentration are strongly encouraged to use their general education electives to complete at least two physical anthropology/archaeology courses; the equivalent of two years of foreign language study; pursue courses in museum studies, mathematics, computer science, philosophy, religion studies, literature, biology, and geology as specific interests dictate; and take a wide range of courses in the social sciences, generally, such as SOC 001, PSYC 001, POLS 003, IR 010, ECO 001, and history offerings.

Concentration in Archaeological Anthropology

Anthropology majors electing to concentrate in archaeological anthropology must complete at least four courses in archaeological anthropology at the 100-level or above. Regular course offerings that would satisfy this concentration include the following:

Select at least four of the following: 16
Doing Archaeology  
Environment and Culture  
Human Evolution  
North American Archaeology  
Greek Archaeology  
Roman Archaeology  
Mesoamerican Archaeology  
Archaeological Theory  
Historical Archeology  
Archaeology Of Death  
Field School  
Total Credits 16

Students choosing this concentration are strongly encouraged to use their general education electives to complete at least three courses in cultural anthropology; pursue courses in museum studies, mathematics, computer science, history, and the social sciences as interests dictate; and take a wide range of natural science courses of special relevance to archaeologists.

 

Requirements for Sociology & Anthropology major

Collateral Requirement  
Select one of the following general courses in statistics: 3-4
Basic Statistics 1  
Statistical Methods  
Statistical Analysis of Behavioral Data  
Or equivalent
 

Introductory (8 credits)

   
   SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology 4

and ONE of the following:

   ANTH 011 Cultural Diversity and Human Nature 4
   ANTH 012 Human Evolution and Prehistory 4

Theory and Methodology (8 credits)

   
   SOAN 111 Research Methods and Data Analysis (fall) 4
   SOAN 112 Development Of Social Theory (spring) 4

Major Electives (24 credits)
Three additional courses in sociology, one of which must be at the 300-level or above, AND three additional courses in anthropology, one of which must be at the 300-level. (Individualized study courses--300, 393, 394, 395, 395, and 399--cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Total Credits                                                                                                                                                       43-44

 

Requirements for Sociology major

Collateral Requirement  
Select one of the following general courses in statistics: 3-4
Basic Statistics 1  
Statistical Methods  
Statistical Analysis of Behavioral Data  
Or equivalent
 
Introductory Theory and Methodology  
     SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology 4
     SOAN 111 Research Methods and Data Analysis (fall) 4
     SOAN 112 Development Of Social Theory (spring) 4
Major Electives  
Select five courses in sociology 2 20
Research, Internship, or Thesis  
Four credits from the following: 3 4
     SOC 300 Apprentice Teaching  
     SOC 393 Supervised Research  
     SOC 395 Internship  
     SOC 399 Senior Thesis  
Total Credits 39-40
  1. Note: MATH 012 fulfills the College of Arts and Sciences' mathematics requirement.)
  2. At least two of which must be at the 300-level. Individualized study courses SOC 300, SOC 393SOC 395 and SOC 399 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement; however, one ANTH course can be substituted as a "sociology" elective.
  3. Preferably during the senior year, majors must complete at least four credits of experiential learning on a subject or in a context relevant to their major. Students may fulfill this requirement in a variety of ways: supervised research, field school, internship, or thesis, or a combination of these.
  4. Students who intend going on to graduate or professional school are strongly encouraged to do the senior thesis option, and a senior thesis is required for departmental honors.