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Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Anthropology Program Learning Outcomes

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

Outcome Number 2: Anthropology majors in selected sections of the required course “General 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.

Outcome Number 3: Anthropology majors in selected sections of the required course “Biological Anthropology” will demonstrate an understanding of modern evolutionary theory, the forces of evolution, and evolutionary change in relation to human evolution.

Outcome Number 4: 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 one of the four subfields of Anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, or linguistic anthropology).


Graduate Anthropology Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome Number 1: Anthropology MA students must demonstrate advanced mastery of method and theory in the foundation courses of Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology.

Outcome Number 2: Anthropology MA students will be evaluated on their ability to identify and apply correct statistical tests needed for assigned datasets and on their ability to construct and determine null and alternate hypotheses in the class “Anthropological Statistics”.

Outcome Number 3: Anthropology MA students will demonstrate an understanding of relevant literature in their area of thesis specialization.

Outcome Number 4: Anthropology MA students will demonstrate their ability to design and implement their thesis topic.

Outcome Number 5: Anthropology MA students will demonstrate their ability to communicate their thesis research.