2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Courses of Instruction

Key to Abbreviations

ACCT Accounting HIST History
ACTV Activity HONS Honors Courses
AMRS Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies INT Interdisciplinary
ARAB Arabic    
ART Fine Arts ITAL Italian
ASTR Astronomy


BIOL Biology JOUR Journalism
BOMI Botany/Microbiology LAS Latin American Studies
BUS Business Administration LATI


Black World Studies MATH Mathematics
CHEM Chemistry MES Middle Eastern Studies
CHIN Chinese MUS Music
CLAS Classics MUSP Music Performance
CMLT Comparative Literature NEUR Neuroscience
COMM Communications PG Politics and Government
CS Computer Science PHIL Philosophy
DANC Dance PHYS Physics
DATA Data Analytics PSYC Psychology
ECON Economics


EDUC Education RUSS Russian
ENG English SOAN Sociology/Anthropology
ENVS Environment & Sustainability


ESL English as a Second Language    


GEOG Geography THEA Theatre
GEOL Geology UC University Courses
GERM German URB Urban Studies
GREE Greek WGS Women’s/Gender Studies
HHK Health & Human Kinetics ZOOL Zoology

To aid students in long-range planning, the letters F for fall semester and S for spring semester have been placed after selected course descriptions. All courses carry one unit of academic credit unless otherwise indicated.

Course Selection

Freshmen and sophomores should enroll in courses numbered 100 through 249, but may be permitted to take courses numbered above 250 with the relevant department’s permission. Juniors and seniors should enroll in courses numbered above 250, but may be permitted to take courses numbered below 250 if (a) it is necessary for the major; (b) it is a second (third, etc.) foreign language; (c) it is an elective in the area of science or mathematics where the student does not have the prerequisites for advanced course work; or (d) there is sufficient space in the class after the registration of freshmen and sophomores.



   •  SOAN 110 - Introductory Sociology
   •  SOAN 111 - Cultural Anthropology
   •  SOAN 117 - Introduction to Social Problems
   •  SOAN 221 - Archaeology of North America
   •  SOAN 242 - Self and Society
   •  SOAN 279 - Methods of Social Research
   •  SOAN 291 - Perspectives on Africa
   •  SOAN 292 - Cultures of the Pacific
   •  SOAN 293 - East Asia Yesterday and Today
   •  SOAN 294 - Societies & Cultures of the Middle East
   •  SOAN 295 - Native American Cultures of the Southwest
   •  SOAN 315 - Society and the Economy
   •  SOAN 347 - Health, Illness, Disability, Death and Dying
   •  SOAN 348 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
   •  SOAN 349 - Gender in Contemporary Society
   •  SOAN 351 - The Family
   •  SOAN 352 - Urban Society
   •  SOAN 354 - Population Problems
   •  SOAN 356 - Crime and Deviance
   •  SOAN 357 - Race and Ethnicity
   •  SOAN 358 - Society, Politics, and Social Movements
   •  SOAN 359 - Social Inequality
   •  SOAN 360 - Cultural and Social Change
   •  SOAN 362 - Science, Knowledge and Society
   •  SOAN 363 - Organizational Structure and Design
   •  SOAN 365 - Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking
   •  SOAN 367 - Human Ecology
   •  SOAN 379 - Social Theory
   •  SOAN 490 - Independent Study
   •  SOAN 491 - Readings in Sociology and Anthropology
   •  SOAN 495 - Internship Program
   •  SOAN 499 - Seminar in Applied Sociology and Anthropology