The Sociology and Anthropology Department offers a practicum program for the majors and minors in Sociology (including Sociology majors in the Criminology Concentration) and Anthropology.
There are two practicum opportunities, a one hour course (ANTH 463) and a two hour one (ANTH 464). These can be combined into a three hour option, if taken concurrently. A grade of S or U is provided. The earned hours count toward the 33 hours required for Sociology major with concentration in Anthropology or towards the 18 required for a minor in Anthropology.
These practicums are intended for Anthropology minors and Sociology majors with a concentration in Anthropology. Prior approval by the chair of Sociology and Anthropology is required. Overall GPA of 2.3 and a minimum of nine earned undergraduate hours in Anthropology are also required. An Anthropology minor may receive credit for either ANTH 463-464 or ANTH 340, but not both towards the anthropology minor. Sociology majors are limited to a total of three hours credit in ANTH 463-464, ANTH 340, SOCL 463-464 or SOCL 340 towards the Sociology major.
Sociology (including Criminology)
The Sociology and Anthropology Department offers two Sociology practicum opportunities, a one-hour course (SOCL 463) and a two-hour (SOCL 464). A grade of S or U is provided. The earned hours count toward the 33hr required for Sociology major (including a major with a concentration in Criminology). or towards the 18 required for a minor in Sociology.
These practicums are intended for Sociology minors and Sociology majors (including students in the Criminology concentration). Prior approval by the Chair of Sociology and Anthropology is require. Overall GPA of 2.3 and a minimum of 9 earned undergraduate hours in Sociology are also required. Sociology minors may receive credit for either SOCL 463-464 or SOCL340, but not both. Sociology majors are limited to a total of three hours of credit in ANTH 463-464, ANTH 340, SOCL 463-464 or SOCL 340 towards the Sociology major.
How to Apply
All interested students meeting in the prerequisites should arrange a meeting with the Chair of Sociology and Anthropology. After consultation with the Chair, the candidate must arrange an practicum with a listed agency or another organization cleared by the Chair. In consultation with the Chair, a practicum contract must be developed and signed by all salient contingencies (student, chair and agency supervisor). The assessment instrument must be part of the grading procedure.
Why a Practicum?
Practicums are a great way to apply classroom concepts to real world situations, to enhance your resume and to create a network for future employment.