Anthropology: Sociocultural

Anthropology: Sociocultural
Hours45.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 12.0 hours from the following option(s)
Systems/Institution courses:
option 3.2 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Up to 3 hours of the following Museum Studies courses may be used to complete the 12 hour requirement.
Note: Up to 4 credit hours of a 102 level or above language course that is relevant to your field school may count toward 3 credit hours of Requirement 3. Meet with an academic advisor for approval.
requirement 4 Complete 3 options
Complete the following in sequential order:
option 4.2 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 4.3 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 Mentored Research

Students will be able to apply their cultural, methodological, and theoretical knowledge in original research projects culminating in a high quality, theoretically informed senior thesis. This will come from research experiences that are closely mentored by faculty.

Human Cultural Diversity

Students will be able to understand and interpret diverse social and cultural worlds through empirical research and empathetic engagement.