Anthropology: Sociocultural

Anthropology: Sociocultural
Hours51.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 2 Complete 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
Peoples courses (NOTE: Only 6 hours may be taken in 390R courses to count in the major. They may be taken as electives beyond this point):
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
requirement 5 Complete 3 options
Complete the following in sequential order:
option 5.2 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: The major requires that a field project be completed in one of the recognized field schools conducted by a member of the BYU faculty. A local field work option is available in exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the entire faculty.
option 5.3 Complete 1 course
Program Outcomes

Critical Thinking and Analysis

By learning to think anthropologically, program graduates will be prepared to analyze and understand human activity, sociality, and thought. Graduates will be able to uncover and explain the real conditions and social contexts of human problems and social systems of organization including economy, kinship, law, religion.

Effective Writing

Graduates will be able to write clearly and precisely.

Social Theory

Program graduates will understand and apply essential frameworks of contemporary social theory to comprehend the nature of human agency and action, the relationship between actors and social structures, the role of meaning in human cognition, the relationship between people and things.

Research Skills and Methods

Graduates will gain experience with research methods used to gather, process, and interpret ethnographic data.

Original Research

Graduates will be able to apply their cultural, methodological, and theoretical knowledge in original research projects culminating in a high quality, theoretically informed senior thesis.

Human Cultural Diversity

Graduates will possess a solid knowledge of the diversity of human cultures.