Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Sociology and anthropology share the belief that society and culture shape us in powerful ways and that we can only know ourselves when we understand our social and cultural context.

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Major Planning Guide ➤

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • STAT 110
  • SOAN 121 or SOAN 128
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • SOAN 121 or SOAN 128 or Open 200-level SOAN course
Additional Information

It is advised that students take the required statistics course in either their freshman or sophomore year.

First year students can take the introductory courses to the major as well as any open 200-level course.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Credit is given for the statistics course requirement for an AP Statistics test score of 4 or 5.
  • Credit is given for the intro course requirement for an IB score of 5-7 in Social and Cultural Anthropology.
  • Transfer courses or courses taken as part of off-campus programs may be approved for credit by the department chair.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology – David Schalliol (dcs@stolaf.edu)