The Anthropology Department supports the college's Core Learning Outcomes, as well as promoting the following general social sciences outcomes and program-specific outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of facts, terminology, events, and/or methods that social scientists in various disciplines must possess in order to investigate, analyze or give a history of, or predict human, group, or societal behavior.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply classifications, principles, generalizations, theories, models, and/or structures pertinent to social scientific efforts to organize conceptual knowledge in various fields.
- Demonstrate the ability to reach conclusions/make arguments across a range of social science topics that are tied to a defensible sifting of appropriate evidence relative to the questions involved.
- Demonstrate an understanding and recognition of the diversity of perspectives, cultural understandings, and ways of thinking that others bring to bear on social science questions.
Anthropology Program-Specific Outcomes:
- Students learn how to collect information from different types of written sources.
- Students present a synthesis of the data they collect in the form of written and/or oral presentations.
- Students incorporate a cultural relativistic perspective into all course work.
- Students demonstrate how the biocultural model is integral to understanding the world from a holistic perspective.
- Students analyze the human condition both in a historical context and from the stance as a global citizen.