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Student Learning Objectives Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts

  • Acquire Increased awareness and understanding of human biological, linguistic and cultural diversity.
  • Understand principles, assumptions, terminology of human evolutionary studies, human fossil record, primate anatomy/ behavior, evolutionary forces/ bio. bases of human behaviors, scientific method applied to human past.
  • Understand principles, assumptions, terminology used in major sub-areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, acquisition and socio-linguistics.
  • Acquire ability to perform written anthropological analysis of a particular topic.
  • Understand basic assumptions, principles, terminology, and methods of cultural anthropology, (culture, holism, ethnographic fieldwork, comparative method in ethnology).
  • Understand methods and approaches of archaeological study of past societies, and data for outlines of world prehistory.
  • Gain an understanding of what is a four-field approach to anthropology.

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics

  • Acquire ability to collect data from a primary source (native speaker) and analyze it using techniques learned from previous coursework.
  • Acquire ability to effectively collect linguistic data from secondary sources such as grammars, dictionaries, other linguistic sources.
  • Acquire oral and written presentation skills to present linguistic analysis.
  • Understand and critically evaluate descriptions of grammatical structure from the linguistic literature.
  • Understands basic principles, assumptions and terminology used in major sub-areas: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, acquisition and sociolinguistics, and apply this knowledge to analysis of data within theoretical frameworks for phonological, morphological and syntactic analyses and their applications and contributions.

Bachelor of Science, Human Biology

  • Develops a knowledge of the principles of human evolution , adaptation, and population biology.
  • Gains knowledge of biological and social aspects of health and disease.
  • Develops an awareness of the variation in human experience in such areas as nutrition, disease, biological adaptation, and biological structure.
  • Develops knowledge of the interaction of human biology and culture, through time and across space.

Master of Arts

  • Evaluate and conduct new anthropological research.

  • Understand anthropology as an interdisciplinary field including archaeology, biology, cultural anthropology and linguistics and the integration into a holistic discipline.


  • Evaluate and conduct new anthropological research.