The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies offers a BA in Sociology-Anthropology (see below) and a Diploma in Media Communication (Go to Media Studies for details).
BA in Sociology-Anthropology
Admission to the sociology-anthropology program requires a minimum grade of 70 in ENGL 203 and ENGL 204, and a grade of 70 or more in one of the following: SOAN 101, SOAN 201 or SOAN 203. If admission to SOAN is based on SOAN 101, an additional SOAN or any social science course is required.
For purposes of meeting department admission requirements, students are not permitted to take SOAN 101 or SOAN 201 more than twice. The 100 level courses will not be counted towards a major requirement. Prospective majors who obtain a grade below 60 in SOAN 201 are not permitted to take the course for a second time for the purpose of meeting the departmental admission requirements. Requirements for the BA program include SOAN 101 or SOAN 201 or SOAN 203, SOAN 210, SOAN 211, SOAN 212, SOAN 213, SOAN 214, and a seminar from SOAN 240–245, 250-252, plus 15 additional credit hours, as well as a course in computer literacy (such as CMPS 206 or EDUC 219). If exempted from CMPS 206, students should take 3 credits in Quantitative Thought.
The requirements for a BA degree in Sociology-Anthropology are 90 credits for students entering the department at the sophomore level, including 39 credits in the major. The distribution of requirements is as follows:
University Language requirements: English (6cr) and Arabic (3cr)
University General Education requirements: Humanities (12cr) including 6 credits from CVSP, Natural Sciences (6cr – note: the catalogue lists this as 3, but it is a mistake; 6cr is the correct number), and Quantitative Thought (3cr – note: the catalogue lists this as 6, but it is a mistake; 3cr is the correct number).
The following are the requirements for a BA in Sociology/Anthropology:
SOAN 201, 204 or 228, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214
Seminar SOAN from 240 to 243
Plus 12 additional credit hours as well as a course in computer literacy (such as CMPS 206 or EDUC 219). Students majoring in Sociology - Anthropology should take at least 3 courses from other than the SOAN courses.
The following are the requirements for a minor in:
SOAN 101 or 201, 213, 214.
Two electives from the following: SOAN 210, 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 232
SOAN 203 or 212, 222 or 225, 221 or 227
Two electives from the following: SOAN 212, 214, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 232, SOAN 240-242, SOAN 250-252
Human Rights and Transitional Justice:
Requires 15 credits: SOAN 245, SOAN 240 or PSPA 235, and three electives from the following: SOAN 221, SOAN 230, SOAN 231, SOAN 232, SOAN 242, PSYC 211, PHIL 216, PHIL 252, PSPA 222, PSPA 232 any special topics course in SOAN, PSYC, PHIL, PSPA, which will fit with the minor topic, upon the approval of the respective department chair and the coordinator of the minor program. Students majoring in sociology-anthropology should take at least three courses other than SOAN courses.