Liberal Arts: Anthropology & Sociology

Day/Evening Program

The Liberal Arts Degree with an Anthropology/Sociology Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in anthropology or sociology.  The study of anthropology/sociology is essential because it equips students with the ability to synthesize multiple perspectives and contexts in a holistic view.

The coursework is designed for transfer to a four year institution where students may follow a pathway leading to a career in politics, public health, government, or education.


Fall SemesterCLLABCR
ENGL101N College Composition  4 0 4
SOCI101N Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
MATH106N  Statistics I 4 0 4
ANTH108N Archeology 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Global Awareness* 3 0 3
Spring Semester CLLABCR
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Global Awareness* 3  0 3
General Education Core:  History/Political Science 3 0 3
ANTH110N  Cultural Anthropology 3 0 3
MATHxxxN  Open Math Elective** 3/4 0 3/4
Fall SemesterCLLABCR
 General Education Core: English/Communications 3 0 3
POLS101N Introduction to Political Science OR      
POLS102N American Government and Politics 3 0 3
SOCI228N Social Inequalities: Theory and Practice 3 0 3
General Education Core: Science 4 0 4
SOCI2xxN 200-level Sociology OR      
ANTH2xxN Anthropology Elective 3 0 3
Spring SemesterCLLABCR
General Education Core:  Science 4 0 4
HUMA107N World Religions OR      
GEOG110N World Regional Geography 3 0 3
SOCI2xxN 200-level Sociology OR      
ANTH2xxN Anthropology Elective 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
     Minimum 64 Credits
A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits
must be earned in courses at the 200-level.
*  Students must complete two courses in the same world language.
** MATH103N does not meet this requirement.  MATH206N is recommended.

A student graduating with a Concentration in Anthropology/Sociology will be able to:

1.  Apply a range of social, behavioral, biological, and scientific methods of inquiry as problem-solving tools.
2.  Identify the frame of reference and context when analyzing statistical and descriptive data from multiple sources.
3.  Synthesize multiple perspectives into a holistic view utilizing a variety of sources and theories to forge a deeper understanding of problems.
4.  Cite sources appropriately.
5.  Explain how the knowledge and understanding of culture and social structures prepares us to confront contemporary challenges and global interdependency.