Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for the BA/MA in Anthropology

Knowledge Outcomes:

  1. A general understanding of human cultural and biological differences and similarities across the world and through time in terms of anthropological data and theories.
  2. A solid understanding of the nature of the four sub-fields of anthropology (archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics), and how these interrelate to provide a holistic approach to understanding human differences and similarities across the world and through time.
  3. A proficiency in basic anthropological concepts and terminology
  4. Knowledge of the significant findings of archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and anthropological linguistics and familiarity with the important issues in each sub-discipline.
  5. Knowledge of the history of anthropological thought and its place in modern intellectual history.
  6. Comprehension of multiculturalism as a significant phenomenon shaping global society.

Skills Outcomes:

  1. Familiarity with the forms of anthropological data and literature, and working knowledge of how to access such information.
  2. Basic abilities in critical thinking and reasoning as applied to anthropological problems and issues.
  3. Knowledge of the research methods of the sub-disciplines of anthropology, and ability to apply appropriate research methods in at least one sub-discipline.
  4. Ability to write, speak and communicate anthropological knowledge and the results of anthropological research to different audiences.