A major in sociology and anthropology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree consists of at least 36 credits as follows:
Students who also declare a major in psychology may request a substitution for SOC 375.
Students who intend to enroll in a graduate program in Sociology should complete the Sociology emphasis and consider enrolling in SOC 374 as one of the Sociologyemphasis electives.
Students who wish to attend graduate school in Anthropology should complete the Anthropology emphasis. Those who have a particular interest in Archaeology should select the Anthropology emphasis and should enroll in ANTH 205 and 377. In addition, they should consider taking other Archaeology courses within the Anthropology track. Those students considering a graduate program in Archaeology are advised to take, as well, ANTH 207, 252, and an elective course in cultural anthropology. Many graduate programs in this field of Anthropology want to see a degree of expertise in the other three fields of the discipline.
In conjunction with Mary Baldwin College, the department offers a number of courses designed to assist students in their preparation for admission to the profession of social work. The Washington and Lee courses include SOC 102, 202, 351, 375; MATH 118 (or a comparable statistics course); and either SOC 212 or PSYC 114; the required Social Work courses offered at Mary Baldwin are Sociology 153 (Introduction to Social Work), Social Work 156 (Interviewing in Human Service Professions), Social Work 287 and 387 (Social Work Field Observation), Social Work 357 (Social Work Theory), and Social Work 400 (Field Instruction). Certain courses in psychology, politics, and economics are also recommended. Students interested in the possibility of a career in social work should plan their programs of study in consultation with department faculty as early as possible.
Note: This program does not result in certification as a social worker. For details and information regarding the Mary Baldwin College courses that can be completed locally, see the department head. Students may receive credit through the Consortium EXCHANGE Program; see the University Registrar's office for details.
HONORS: An Honors Program in sociology and anthropology is offered for qualified students; see department head for details.