Anthropology Major Goals & Objectives
1. Students will be knowledgeable about the nature and development of human society and culture.
a. Students will explicate how society and culture are socially constructed.
b. Students will utilize the four fields of anthropology in an appropriate manner when analyzing human phenomena.
c. Students will be able to articulate the interdependencies among humans and their cultural context.
d. Students will be able to identify important controversies and articulate the opposing viewpoints.
2. Students will be knowledgeable about diversities in cultures and social systems.
a. Students will be able to explain the implications of social and cultural diversity for the human experience.
b. Students will be able to explain relationships between beliefs, values and behaviors.
3. Students will be trained observers and critical analysts of the human social and cultural world.
a. Students will apply basic methodological approaches and describe the role of methods in building anthropological knowledge.
b. Students will identify and apply multiple theoretical perspectives of anthropology to cultural realities.
c. Students will analyze social issues using anthropology's comparative and holistic perspectives.
d. Students will effectively communicate their knowledge of anthropology.
4. Students will be committed to social justice concerns and social policies that encourage fairness and equal opportunities for all.
a. Students will be able to explain the importance of reducing structured social inequality.
b. Students will be able to analyze social problems and questions of equity and justice cross-culturally.
c. Students will be able to differentiate between methodological and moral relativism and apply norms of universal human rights.