The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Students completing the Anthropology major will develop skills and knowledge consistent with the study of anthropology in a global, multicultural, and comparative context. The successful student will have mastered the reading, writing, and research skills essential to anthropological inquiry and exposition. Completion of the program will provide the orientation and background necessary for success in the major at the university level.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Identify the major theoretical approaches, theorists, and historical trends in anthropology;
- understand and use basic research methods in archaeology, cultural and biological anthropology, including design, data analysis and interpretation;
- apply anthropological knowledge to understanding human diversity;
- develop an understanding of self and others in diverse biological and cultural contexts;
- apply critical thinking to anthropological theories and data; and
- articulate thoughts effectively in written and oral communication.