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Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Anthropology Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome Number: 1 
Anthropology majors in the required course “Cultural Anthropology” will be able to describe the basic concepts and methods of cultural anthropology such as cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, and participant observation.

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Anthropology majors in the required course “Introduction to Archaeology” will demonstrate an understanding of history, fundamental concepts, and theory in archaeology, and be able to apply the methods used in archaeology to classify ancient artifacts.

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Anthropology majors in the required course “Biological Anthropology” will describe how the scientific method is used in biological anthropology and major evolutionary changes in morphology from our long ago ancestors to modern humans.

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Anthropology majors will gain hands-on experience in either the application of anthropological methods in a techniques course or in the application of key anthropological concepts to a work setting through participation in the internship program.

Outcome Number: 5 
Anthropology majors will demonstrate their command of theories used in anthropology in the capstone course “Theories and Issues in Anthropology.”


Graduate Anthropology Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome Number: 1
Anthropology MA students will demonstrate an understanding of relevant literature in their area of thesis specialization.

Outcome Number: 2
Anthropology MA students will demonstrate their ability to design and implement their thesis topic.

Outcome Number: 3
Anthropology MA students will demonstrate their ability to communicate their thesis research.