Learning Outcomes

Academic Program Goal One:

Effective Written and Oral Communication

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will write with proper grammar and appropriate academic language and context.
  2. Students will be able to speak effectively and communicate ideas and concepts to others.
Program Specific Learning Outcomes: Anthropology
  1. Demonstrate the ability to write clearly and to formulate well organized arguments that are grounded in supporting evidence while countering evidence that contradicts the student’s claims.
  2. Synthesize anthropological theory, methods, and data to formulate oral arguments, narratives, and descriptions.
  3. Articulate anthropology to non-specialists and explain anthropological concepts across subfields and disciplines.

Academic Program Goal Two:

Apply critical thinking by engagement in research, analysis, and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will acquire research skills relevant to the respective discipline.
  2. Students will learn to form arguments and analytical points.
  3. Students will learn their respective discipline’s methods of citation and documentation.
Program Specific Learning Outcomes: Anthropology
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of basic steps involved in scholarly research, including locating and critically evaluating scholarly and other information sources relevant to the chosen topic.
  2. Employ anthropological theory and qualitative/quantitative research methods to describe, analyze, and interpret human biological and cultural variation over time and across space.
  3. Illustrate an understanding of Anthropological ethics.


Academic Program Goal Three:

Knowledge and understanding of what it means to be human in a changing world.

Learning Outcomes: The Student will
  1. Students will learn about changing human values and relationships over time and place.
Program Specific Learning Outcomes: Anthropology
  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the history of anthropological thoughts, theories, and current debates within the discipline.
  2. Articulate the core concepts in the four sub-fields of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
  3. Examine diversity and global processes and how they relate and contribute to the understanding of humanity and the human experience.
  4. Apply an anthropological perspective to real life situations.