Consistent with the mission of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge of humankind and themselves. We provide a broad understanding of cultural, social, and physical diversity in the world – past, present, and future. Students enrolled in sociology and anthropology classes will learn to critically examine social life, its organization, and its meaning. Through engaged pedagogy, we contribute to the intellectual development of our students who acquire the skills needed to examine cultures and societies through empirical, analytical, comparative, and historical methods. We believe that a firm grounding in sociological and anthropological knowledge will enrich the lives of our students and prepare them to be active citizens of their local communities and our global society.
Student Learning Outcomes
BA in Anthropology majors at Washburn University, upon graduation, should be able to:
- Articulate the importance of human diversity through a holistic, four-field anthropological approach.
- Critically evaluate anthropological theories, ethics, and research methods.
- Apply critical thinking skills to biological evolution and culture change over time.
- Critically evaluate the impact of colonialism and globalization on world cultures.
- Effectively communicate in a variety of formats to diverse audiences.
|AN 112||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|AN 114||Introduction to Archaeology||3|
|AN 116||Biological Anthropology||3|
|AN 324||History and Theory of Anthropology||3|
|AN 362||Methods of Social Research||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Peoples and Cultures of Africa|
|Peoples and Cultures of Indigenous North America|
|Ancient Latin America|
|SO 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SO 101||Social Problems|
|One AN elective||3|
|One AN or SO upper-division elective||3|
|Two AN upper-division electives||6|
It is recommended that majors in Anthropology develop a correlate area in a sub-discipline of Anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural, or linguistic anthropology), nine hours to be chosen from the department or from other departments in consultation with a department advisor.
Majors working toward the BA degree are strongly encouraged to take courses in statistics and computer science; and to complete a minor. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses applied to the major.