of Sociology and
Beverly Hottle, Secretary
Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers an undergraduate major
in sociology and anthropology, and minors in both disciplines. Students
majoring in sociology or in anthropology may earn either the B.A. or
with a GPA below 2.25 will not be accepted as majors. Students may
reapply after their GPA has increased to 2.25.
The departmental curriculum is designed to provide opportunity
for knowledge, skills and abilities to students who plan to (1) seek
employment in business, industry, corrections, human service, or related
fields, (2) pursue advanced studies in law, public policy, urban
planning, or related fields, (3) engage in graduate work in sociology or
anthropology, or (4) pursue graduate studies of the organization and
functioning of human societies.
The sociology major can specialize in
concentrations in Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, or Social Gerontology.
Internships are available for qualified students. In the past,
students have interned in probation and parole offices, community
colleges, local government branches, planning and research agencies,
physical and mental health care facilities, etc.
Unique to any school in Virginia, the Department of Sociology and
Anthropology at Longwood College has an agreement with the Central
Virginia Criminal Justice Academy whereby students can spend one
semester of their senior year at the Academy earning academic credit and
becoming certified to work as law enforcement officers in the
Commonwealth of Virginia upon graduation.
A popular offering in the department is the Archaeology Field
School. Students learn about historic and prehistoric civilizations
through supervised excavations of actual settlements. The Field School
is offered in Summer Sessions. For more information, contact Mr. Brian
variety of activities, the department attempts to provide students with
a program of breadth and depth characteristic of the Longwood
educational experience. The department sponsors a Sociology and
Anthropology Club, an American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda
Alpha Epsilon Club, and a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the
international sociology honor society. In addition, each academic year
the departmental faculty chooses outstanding students to receive the
Kathleen Goodwin Cover Sociology Scholarship, the Diane M. Sheffield
Memorial Scholarship, and the Outstanding Senior in the Department of
Sociology and Anthropology Award.
education requirements for the student majoring in sociology or
anthropology can be found under "General Education
Requirements" in this catalog. It is the responsibility of all
students to consult with their academic advisor prior to each
registration to ensure the proper fulfillment of general education and
departmental requirements for graduation. Students minoring in sociology
or anthropology must satisfy the course requirements of the department
of their major subject. Majors and minors are required to participate in
yearly curriculum assessment, which may consist of comprehensive
department occupies offices and classrooms in Wynne. The administrative
office of the department is located in Room 106.