Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences -
Concentration in Anthropology

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthrology Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Social and Behavioral Sciences, the student will be able to:

  • • Recognize the fundamental concepts in social and behavioral sciences with regard to different    societies and cultures
  • • Examine how categories of difference are socially constructed
  • • Examine how culture constructs behaviors of everyday life
  • • Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultural perspectives, critical in today’s global society
  • • Apply appropriate ethical standards in the study and research of other cultures
  • • Assess the impact of global media, telecommunication, travel, migration and immigration on    societies and cultures

Admission to the Program of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthropolgy

  • High school Graduates of Scientific Section: 70% for Thanawiya Amma and British System (2.5 for Muqararat and American School)
  • High school Graduates of Literary Section: 74% for Thanawiya Amma and British System (2.7 for Muqararat and American School)

University Degree Requirements (124 Credit Hours)

To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences, students must complete at least 124 credit hours.  Students should be mindful of the College requirement that a minimum of 36 hours of upper-level (300-level and above) courses must be completed at AUK.  Eighteen (18) of these upper-level hours need to be taken in the SBSA major.

  • • General Education Requirements (49)
  • • Major Requirements (45 credit hours), composed of:
           o  Core Courses (9)
           o  Concentration Courses (36)
  • • Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (12)
  • • Free Electives (18)
Major Requirements (45 Credit Hours)
The Major in Social and Behavioral Sciences has a core of 3 required courses (9 credit hours):

Core Courses (9 credit hours)
Students must take the following core courses (18 credit hours):

SBSA 101

Introduction to Social and Behavioral Sciences, Concentration in Anthropology

(3)[S]

SBSA 200

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods

(3)[S]

Capstone Course in the senior year (3 credit hours):

SBSA 485

Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences, concentration in Anthropology

(3)[S]

Concentration Courses 36 (credit hours)
Students must complete, in consultation with their Academic Advisors, at least 4 courses (12 credit hours) in each of the three categories (total 36 credit hours). Twelve of these total credit hours must be upper-division (300-level or above).

Category 1:  Social and Cultural Formations

SBSA 205

Fundamentals of Arab Society

(3)[K,S]

SBSA 210

Arab Society and Culture

(3)[K,S]

SBSA 235

Identity, Difference and Deviance

(3)[S]

SBSA 270

The Indigenous Americas

(3)[S]

SBSA 275

Secrecy and Secret Societies in Cross-Cultural Perspective

(3)[S]

SBSA 280

Kinship and Family in the Global Era

(3)[S]

SBSA 341

International Relations of Arab States

(3)[S]

SBSA 342

Gender Relations in the Arab World

(3)[S]



Category 2: Visual and Material Culture

SBSA 214

Lost Worlds

(3[S]

SBSA 220

Culture and Visual Arts

(3)[S]

SBSA 224

Shopping and Consumerism

(3)[S]

SBSA 226

The Material Culture of Clothing

(3)[S]

SBSA 249

Images of Women in the Media

(3)[S]

SBSA 260

Ethnographic Film

(3)[S]

SBSA 265

South Asian Film: A Global Perspective

(3)[S]

SBSA 366

Popular Culture in South Asia: Film and Beyond

(3)[S]

SBSA 368

Technology and Culture

(3)[S]

SBSA 370

Music of the Arabian Peninsula

(3)[K,S]



Category 3: Applied SBSA

SBSA 218

Museums as Artifacts

(3)[S]

SBSA 222

Global Media and Spaces of Identity

(3)[S]

SBSA 230

Genocide and Refugees

(3)[S]

SBSA 239

Nation and Migration

(3)[S]

SBSA 255

Health, Medicine and Curing

(3)[S]

SBSA 344

Tourism and Culture Change

(3)[S]

SBSA 345

Globalization: In its Defense and its Discontents

(3)[S]

SBSA 372

Anthropology of Business

(3)[S]



Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (12 credit hours)
Students must choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) of which 1 (3 credit hours) must be upper-division (300-level or above), in consultation with their Academic Advisor, from the following disciplines (fields of study): AMST, HIST, PLSC, IR, PSYC, SBSA.

Free Electives (18 credit hours)
Majors are expected to take 18 credit hours of their choice from among courses in Arts and Sciences.

Information on internship assessment for internships offered by the Division of Social Sciences is also located at the end of the “Division of Social Sciences” section of the Catalog.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthropology 2013 - 2014 4 Year Plan*

Check course listings for prerequisites and restrictions

Year 1

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

ENGL

101

Approaches to Critical Reading and Writing

 

SBSA

101

Introduction to Social and Behavioral Sciences, concentration Anthropology

 

EDUC

100

Essentials of Learning

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

 

Year 1

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

ENGL

102

Writing and Information Literacy

 

SBSA

200

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods

 

SBSA

 

Category 1

 

SBSA 2

 

Category 2

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

 

Year 2

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

ENGL

108

Public Speaking

 

SBSA

 

Category 1

 

SBSA

 

Category 2

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

 

Year 2

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

SBSA

 

Category 1

 

SBSA

 

Category 2

 

SBSA

 

Category 3

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

 

Year 3

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

SBSA

 

Category 1

 

SBSA

 

Category 2

 

SBSA

 

Category 3

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

 

Year 3

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

SBSA

 

Category 3

 

SBSA Elective

 

 

 

SBSA Elective

 

 

 

General

 

General Education Requirement

 

 

Year 4

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

SBSA

 

Category 3

 

Elective

 

 

 

SBSA Elective

 

 

 

Elective

 

 

 

Elective

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Prerequisite/s

SBSA

485

Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences, concentration Anthropology

 

Elective

 

 

 

Elective

 

 

 

SBSA Elective

 

 

 

Elective

 

 

 

*Does not include students' placement into ENGL 100.