Students who successfully complete the requirements for the major in Anthropology shall be able to demonstrate critical thinking using the holistic and integrated anthropological approach and will be able to:

  • Summarize the major theories, concepts, terminologies, and approaches to anthropology;
  • Explain the role of evolution by natural selection and adaptation to the natural environment in the development of humans;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human diversity and cultural interactions and a commitment to honoring that diversity;
  • Assess how the anthropological perspective can be applied in a variety of contemporary settings;
  • Apply the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism to modern problems;
  • Describe and discuss in an informed manner the ethical issues specific to anthropology;
  • Demonstrate knowledge within the several sub-fields of anthropology, emphasizing cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology, having had elective opportunities to pursue specific interests; and
  • Apply techniques and methods used in collecting and analyzing anthropological information.