Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Stabler Hall 405 | (501) 569-3173 | (501) 569-8458 (fax) | ualr.edu/sociology | ualr.edu/anthropology

Chairperson:
Lewis, Krista, Associate Professor


Professors:
Briscoe, David L.
Flinn, Juliana
Ito, Kinko
Sanderson, Robert E.


Associate Professor:
López-Ramírez, Adriana


Assistant Professor:
King, Kathryn
Shafeek Amin, Neveen
Willis, Don


Emeritus Professor:
Richard, Terry

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is to provide high-quality programs of teaching, research, scholarship, and service within the disciplines of sociology and anthropology.  The department draws on the diverse strengths and expertise of a highly dedicated faculty with Ph.D. degrees from prestigious universities.

Courses offered by the department are designed to help students acquire an analytical understanding of social processes, cultural diversity, statuses, human evolution and biology, the development of social complexity, and roles in institutions.  This understanding is designed to provide liberal education as well as to prepare students for career opportunities in sociology and anthropology while establishing a sound foundation for those who plan to undertake graduate studies in these or related fields.

Awards and Scholarships

Katherine J. Hardie Award in Anthropology

This award is given to the outstanding graduating senior in anthropology each year. The recipient’s name will be engraved on the Hardie Memorial Plaque displayed in the department office. In addition, the recipient will receive an individual plaque.

Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology

This award honors the graduating senior sociology major who has the highest grade point average.

Mark Hartmann Anthropology Student Fellowship

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to students for participation in anthropological fieldwork or field school concurrently with their studies in pursuit or enrichment of a degree in Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Expenses covered by this award may include but are not limited to, tuition and related travel expenses.

Beth and Earl Richard Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full or part-time UA Little Rock student major in  Sociology or Anthropology.  Selection is based on academic accomplishment with financial need as a secondary consideration.


Student Organizations

The department seeks to promote a sense of collegiality among students. This is reflected in the student-governed Anthropology Club (Juliana Flinn, faculty sponsor) and Sociology Club (Neveen Shafeek Amin, faculty sponsor). Students new to the department should check with the faculty sponsor for meeting times and activities.

In addition, the honors sociology organization, Alpha Kappa Delta, and the honors anthropology organization, Lambda Alpha, provide majors with high grade point averages access to professional and social activities.


Internships

Internships are available and highly recommended for all majors. Placements are offered in nearly 50 public and private agencies and organizations throughout central Arkansas. Students interested in field experience should talk to their advisor or the department chair.


Prerequisites

The department requires that prerequisites be met for all classes. Students wishing to enroll in a course without the specified prerequisite courses must petition the department for permission to enroll.


Minors Available

Minor in Sociology

A minor in sociology requires 18 credit hours of sociology, including SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology and either SOCI 3383 Classical Sociological Theory or SOCI 3384 Contemporary Sociological Theory.

Minor in Anthropology

A minor in anthropology requires 18 credit hours of anthropology, including ANTH 1415 Physical Anthropology and ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology.

Minor in Gender Studies

The Gender Studies program is an 18-hour interdisciplinary minor. The minor is designed to help students understand and define the changing roles of women and men brought about by social, economic, political, legal and other changes in society.

Requirements for the minor include an introductory course, 2300; a senior-level seminar, GNST 4300; and 12 hours chosen in consultation with the gender studies coordinator from GNST 3315, 3333, 3340, 3346, 3350,3366, 3388, 4190, 4195, 4290, 4295, 4371, 4372, 4390, and 4395. Other courses may be accepted with the consent of the coordinator. For more information, contact the department at (501)-569-3173.


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

See “General Education Requirements.”

Second Language Proficiency (0-6 hours)

The foreign language program requirement is 6 hours of the same second language (Elementary I and II) or a minimum language competency equivalent to the Elementary II level.

Major (30 hours)

SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 3381 Social Statistics
SOCI 3383 Classical Sociological Theory
or SOCI 3384 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOCI 3385 Research Methods
SOCI 4387 Senior Capstone Seminar
15 upper-level credit hours of SOCI courses

Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.
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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

See “General Education Requirements.”

Second Language Proficiency (0-6 hours)

The foreign language program requirement is 6 hours of the same second language (Elementary I and II) or a minimum language competency equivalent to the Elementary II level.

Major (32 hours)
Anthropology Foundation Courses (19 hours)

ANTH 1415 Physical Anthropology (also counts toward the core)
ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology (also counts toward the core)
ANTH 3313 Archaeology
or ANTH 3320 Buried Cities, Ancient Lives
ANTH 4382 Anthropological Theory
ANTH 4316 Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 4395 Senior Seminar in Holism

Electives (13 hours)
    A minimum of 13 upper-level elective hours in Anthropology. One or more of the following methods-intense courses are strongly recommended as part of the electives for the Anthropology major:

ANTH 3381 Social Statistics
ANTH 4440 Applied Anthropology
ANTH 4355 Forensic Anthropology
and corequisite ANTH 4155 Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
ANTH 4467 Primatology
ANTH 4485 Ethnographic Methods
ANTH 4487 Archaeological Investigation
ANTH 4600 Archaeological Field Research

Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.
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Courses in Sociology, Anthropology, and Gender Studies

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