College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Learning Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1: Creative and Critical Reasoning

All undergraduate students completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology will engage in a variety of activities designed to develop a student's ability to:

a) Demonstrate an understanding of the broad field of anthropology and the types of questions and data used in pursuit of the goals of anthropology (WSU UCORE: 1, 3 and 7)

b) Formulate a reasonable question for their own research (WSU UCORE: 1 and 3)

c) Select data and analytical techniques appropriate to the question being asked (WSU UCORE: 1, 2, and 3)

d) Demonstrate an understanding of both subjective and objective components for different types of anthropological data, data collection, and data analysis (WSU UCORE: 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7)

e) Formulate a reasonable interpretation based on the data and analytical techniques they used (WSU UCORE: 1, 2, and 3)

f) Effectively consider how subjective and objective aspects of data identification, collection, and analysis may have shaped their interpretations (WSU UCORE: 1, 2, 4 and 7)

Goal 2: Information and Data Gathering

All undergraduate students completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology will engage in a variety of activities designed to develop a student's abilit to:

a) Understand the strengths and weaknesses of on-line data and its use (WSU UCORE: 1 and 4)

b) Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of traditionally published data and the strengths and weaknesses of such data (WSU UCORE: 1, 3 and 4)

c) Adequately cite information and ideas gathered for their research (WSU UCORE: 4 and 5)

Goal 3: Communication Skills

All undergraduate students completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology will engage in a variety of activities designed to develop a studentís ability to:

a) Write a clear and concise thesis statement defining their research topic (WSU UCORE: 1, 5 and 7)

b) Write an adequate contextual statement for their research topic (WSU UCORE: 1, 5 and 7)

c) Present a clear statement of their research methods (WSU UCORE: 5, 4 and 7)

d) Write a well reasoned interpretation of their analysis (WSU UCORE: 1, 4, 5 and 7)

e) Write a unifying conclusion statement (WSU UCORE: 1, 5, and 7)

Goal 4: Intercultural Perspectives

All undergraduate students completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology will engage in a variety of activities designed to develop a studentís ability to:

a) Demonstrate an understanding of the character and universality of ethnocentrism (WSU UCORE: 1, 6, and 7)

b) Demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the concept of cultural relativism (WSU UCORE: 1, 6 and 7)

c) Demonstrate an understanding of the character and differences between the cultural constructs of race, gender, and ethnicity (WSU UCORE: 1, 6 and 7)

d) Demonstrate an understanding of the time frame relevant to the development human biological and cultural diversity (WSU UCORE: 1, 3, 6 and 7)

 

 

 

 

 

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Main Office Information:

 

College Hall 150
PO Box 644910
Pullman, WA 99164-4910
Phone: 509.335.3441
FAX: 509.335.3999

 

Undergraduate Resources

 

 

Anthropology Club

The WSU Anthropology Club offers students a series of activities designed to bring faculty and students together in informal gatherings that facilitate and expand hands on learning opportunties and foster greater Anthropological understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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