Anthropology (BS) - Biological Anthropology

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students will be able to apply appropriate anthropological methods of research and inquiry.

  • Describe basic methodological approaches (e.g., the scientific method, quantitative and qualitative methods), their strengths and weaknesses. Method of assessment currently being developed.
  • Evaluate ethical obligations and challenges involved in anthropological practice.

Students will develop an understanding of human diversity.

  • Describe and explain the diversity of humankind through time and space.

Understanding the anthropological perspective of the human experience

  • Explain what distinguishes anthropology as a discipline from other disciplines in the social and natural sciences and the humanities. Method of assessment currently being developed.