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Student Learning Outcomes

Students should develop:

  • An understanding and appreciation of human biological, linguistic, and cultural diversity, especially those features that separates humans from other species.
  • An appreciation and awareness of the origin of both cultural and human
    biological diversity through time.
  • A positive appreciation of the diversity in contemporary and past societies and cultures.
  • An understanding of the three main anthropological approaches to the
    study of humanity: cross-cultural comparison, holism, and evolutionary theory, and the uses of each.
  • Familiarity with anthropological literature and data sources, and a knowledge of how to critically access such information.
  • Knowledge of the methodologies used to collect and assess critically anthropological data.
  • The ability to present and communicate appropriately in at least one of the
    subdisciplines of anthropology.
  • Knowledge of the history of anthropology (theoretical approaches) and the major current issues in the subdisciplines.
  • An understanding and appreciation for the role of anthropology in the workplace and the real world.

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    For information or inquiries:
    Department of Anthropology, CSULB
    Location: FO3-305
    1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1003

    Phone: 562-985-5171

    The Department of Anthropology Main Office is located in FO-3, Room 305. This is the third floor of the FO-3 (Faculty Office 3) building. The office is open 9:00am- 12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Closed noon to 1:00 pm for lunch.

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