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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.