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Mission and Learning outcomes

Mission of the Department of Anthropology (Undergraduate)

The courses offered by the Department of Anthropology are designed to: provide undergraduates with instruction in anthropology; provide undergraduate majors in Anthropology with a program of work leading to the bachelor's degree; and prepare graduate candidates for advanced degrees in Anthropology.

Learning Outcomes (Undergraduate)

The department expects undergraduate majors in the degree program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the department's undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. Develop confidence and expertise in oral and written communication and persuasive argumentation
  2. Identify and engage analytical, conceptual, and real-world problems and make appropriate inferences
  3. Understand and critically evaluate core knowledge within Anthropology and allied disciplines
  4. Learn the methods and significance of ethnography as a research approach and method
  5. Appreciate the relevance of anthropological research to social, political, and economic debates
     

For more information, see Anthropology Stanford Bulletin.