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Student Learning Outcomes

I. The Anthropology Major

A. Learning Objectives (Assessment Goals)

Students should develop:

1. An understanding and appreciation of human biological, linguistic, and cultural diversity, especially those features that separates humans from other species.

2. An appreciation and awareness of the origin of both cultural and human
biological diversity through time.

3. A positive appreciation of the diversity in contemporary and past societies and cultures.

4. 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.

5. Familiarity with anthropological literature and data sources, and a knowledge of how to critically access such information.

6. Knowledge of the methodologies used to collect and assess critically anthropological data.

7. The ability to present and communicate appropriately in at least one of the
subdisciplines of anthropology.

8. Knowledge of the history of anthropology (theoretical approaches) and the major current issues in the subdisciplines.

9. An understanding and appreciation for the role of anthropology in the workplace and the real world.