401 - Anthropology

General

Program Title
Anthropology
Degree Designation
BA
Program Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
This 42 semester credit program is offered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. and offers courses in all branches of anthropology. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in anthropology, professional training in other fields, or careers in which a broad base of understanding the human condition is useful. Students gain actual hands-on experience in either archaeology or cultural anthropology. A 21-credit minor is also offered. Students may acquire a liberal arts education or plan their own program for more specific career preparation.
Department(s)
Anthropology
College/School
College of Liberal Arts
Status
Active

Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Analyze and apply anthropological concepts, synthesize information from a variety of sources, and communicate ideas clearly. 
Objective
Apply anthropological approaches to the human past that integrate contemporary archaeological theory, methods, and analytical techniques to understand long term patterns and change through time.
Objective
Apply theory and methods from linguistic Sociology & Anthropology in order to situate the human capacity for symbolic communication in an evolutionary context, and to show how people in all human societies, past and present, use language in a variety of ways to mediate relationships among themselves and other features of their world.
Objective
Demonstrate a broad knowledge of four-field Sociology & Anthropology, including anthropological theory and method and respect for human diversity worldwide and through time. 
Objective
Demonstrate an understanding of the anthropological concept of culture that includes the application of anthropological theory and method to investigating cultural diversity across time and space, the importance of symbolic activity in human activity, and the independence of human cultural and biological variation. 
Objective
Read, think and evaluate data critically. 
Objective
Understand and apply contemporary evolutionary theory and recognize the process of evolution in shaping the origins and subsequent diversification of primates, including humans.

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