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Arcadia University    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 30, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice


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Study Abroad Opportunities

Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, students should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Department Chair and the Office of Study Away ((215) 572-8514), which is located on the first floor of Taylor Hall.

For Sociology Majors

Sociology majors are encouraged to study abroad, and many opportunities can complement studies in sociology. Social problems and issues need a global and local perspective. Because of the flexibility and breadth in the Sociology program, study abroad can easily fit into the program and the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisers to discuss their career interests and goals. It is important to have this discussion and formulate a plan early so that the international program is integrated with required and elective courses for the major. Most students use their study abroad courses and experiences to explore international perspectives on sociological and cultural issues.

Sociology majors typically study abroad during their sophomore or junior years because of the senior-year focus on independent research and thesis. Depending on which semester a student is abroad, he or she will select a course that substitutes for a major requirement, an elective in Sociology or a course in Anthropology or Gender & Sexuality Studies. Students who intend to study abroad in the spring semester of their junior year should take SO 330: Research Methods in their sophomore year, as they will need to have completed the course before they can enroll in Senior Seminar.  Studying abroad can provide students with the opportunity to take a course that is not available at Arcadia University, and to learn from a different point of view.

For Criminal Justice Majors

A semester abroad can easily be incorporated into the Criminal Justice program and is strongly encouraged. Students are encouraged to explore study abroad options during the sophomore year or fall of the junior year. Students who intend to study abroad in the spring semester of their junior year should take SO 330: Research Methods in their sophomore year, as they will need to have completed the course before they can enroll in Senior Seminar. 

A study abroad experience is invaluable for both the foundational focus on liberal arts as well as the major studies in Criminal Justice. Thinking comparatively and globally about criminal justice issues is essential for students who plan on working in the field.

For Cultural Anthropology Majors

Cultural Anthropology majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad, and many opportunities can complement studies in Anthropology. Because of the flexibility and breadth in the Cultural Anthropology program, study abroad can fit into the program and the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements.

Drawing upon the strength of Arcadia’s College of Global Studies, Cultural Anthropology majors have the opportunity to study at universities around the world, including in Australia, China, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand South Africa, and Spain, as well as other locations. A study abroad experience is invaluable for Cultural Anthropology majors as they become ethnographically immersed in a different cultural situation, and benefit from taking courses that reflect different perspectives on anthropology from their host university. Many students use their study abroad courses to explore ethnographic perspectives on cultural issues that are particular to that area of the world resulting in their senior theses projects. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisers to discuss their career interests and goals. It is important to have this discussion and formulate a plan early so that the international program is integrated with required and elective courses for the major. Cultural Anthropology majors typically study abroad during their sophomore or junior years because of the senior-year focus on research and thesis. Depending on whether a student studies aboard for a year of a semester, he or she will select a courses that substitutes for major requirements and electives. Studying abroad can provide students with the opportunity to take a course that is not available at Arcadia University.

Programs

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    Courses

      AnthropologyCriminal JusticePhilosophySociology

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