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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Anthropology is the exploration of human diversity. The combination of cultural, archaeological, and biological perspectives offer a viewpoint that is unique in studying the problems related to the survival and well-being of the human species. From the living and vanished cultures of Colorado to those of New Guinea or South America, anthropology can be applied to assist our understanding of human differences. Contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for information.


Sociology is the study of society in all of its aspects, from individuals to large organizations. The sociology major emphasizes the applied aspects of the field of sociology. Applied sociology is the use of sociological theory and methods to analyze issues and solve practical problems that exist in the every day social world. This means students majoring in sociology will be able to apply what they have learned in a variety of work-related settings or go to graduate school. Contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for additional information.

A major in sociology requires that students take and pass 39 credits in sociology, with a minimum of a “C” in all sociology courses taken. The student majoring in sociology will take 21 required credits and 18 elective credits, for a total of 39 credits in the discipline. At least 12 upper-division semester hours in sociology must be completed at MSU Denver by students majoring in sociology.