Sociology/Anthropology: Requirements for Bachelor of Science

The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Sociology/Anthropology (BS or BA)

FALL - Semester 1

SOAN 130: New Majors Seminar in Sociology/Anthropology
SOAN 190: Sociological Inquiry or SOAN 191: Anthropological Inquiry
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
Math as placed

SPRING - Semester 2

SOAN 215: Social Problems
SOAN 253: Comparative Cultures
COMM 170: Public Speaking
Math as Placed

FALL - Semester 3

SOAN 220: World Prehistory
SOAN 250: Global Focus
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Elementary I Foreign Language

SPRING - Semester 4

SOAN 360: Sociological Theory (if Sociology option)
SOAN 361: Anthropological Theory (if Anthropology option)
SOAN 380: Research Design
Elementary II Foreign Language

FALL - Semester 5

SOAN 381: Data Analysis & Reporting
SOAN 452: Integrated Topics in Society and Environment
Intermediate I Foreign Language (BA)
Required Support (BS)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

SOAN 450: Topics in Sociology (if Sociology option)
SOAN 451: Topics in Anthropology (if Anthropology option)
Intermediate II Foreign Language (BA)
Required Support (BS)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

SOAN 488: Readings in Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 490: Senior Seminar I
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

SOAN 491: Senior Seminar II
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

The program requires additional credit earned via any minor, 15 credits from one other area outside SOAN, or 15 credits on a unified theme as approved by advisor.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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