Learning Outcomes in Anthropology
- Students will demonstrate mastery over content pertaining to human cultural and biological diversity using appropriate evidence, conventions, and critical terminology.
- Students will demonstrate competency using the research methods pertaining to at least one of the four fields of anthropology in the collection and analysis of anthropological data.
- Students will demonstrate competency in their ability to search and evaluate scholarly anthropological research materials.
- Students will demonstrate competency in the written presentation of original ideas and supporting materials evaluating anthropological evidence.
- Students will demonstrate competency in their ability to orally organize, express, and present anthropological research.
- Students will demonstrate competency using diverse theoretical perspectives to analyze and interpret anthropological evidence critically.
Learning Outcomes in Sociomedical Sciences 2019-2023
- Concepts and Principles: Students will demonstrate understanding of concepts and theoretical principles central to the sociomedical sciences, including but not limited to: biopower, biopolitics, complementary and alternative medicine, cultural competence, embodiment, explanatory models of illness, health inequity, implicit bias, integrative medicine, intersectionality, medical/clinical gaze, medical pluralism, medical racism, social inequality, social, political, environmental, and biological determinants of health, structural competence, structural inequities, structural violence, structural vulnerability.
- Critical Thinking & Application: Students will demonstrate critical thinking, written and oral communication skills, and be able to read, understand, and synthesize—in writing and speech—published scholarship in allied subfields of sociomedical sciences, including medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, epidemiology, biology, geography, psychology, and political science.
- Research Methods, Data Analysis & Presentation of Results: Students will be able to design, implement and present the results of an independent research project, employing interdisciplinary research and data analysis methods to examine an issue or topic related to health and medicine, including but not limited to the use of qualitative interviews, while understanding and observing ethical guidelines for research with human subjects.
Recent Assessment-Related Actions in Anthropology
- 2005-2006: Conducted Anthropology Department 5-Year Program Review and Assessment with two external reviewers
- 2010-2011: Conducted Anthropology Department 5-Year Program Review and Assessment with two external reviewers
- 2016-2017: Conducted Anthropology Department 5-Year Program Review and Assessment with two external reviewers