Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in anthropology gain valuable competencies.

Upon graduation, students majoring in anthropology will be able to:
  • Describe how evolutionary and historical processes have shaped primates and human ancestors and lead to the biological, behavioral, and cultural diversity seen in the present.
  • Describe how cultural systems construct reality differently for various human groups.
  • Describe how varying types of data are collected, analyzed, synthesized and interpreted to achieve these first two goals.
  • Communicate anthropological knowledge effectively through written, oral and data presentation in varying formats for diverse audiences.
  • Discuss human diversity and how knowledge about human diversity should lead to a better understanding of and therefore respect for people whose culture differs from ours.