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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. Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge within the Anthropology discipline.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively in writing.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify analytical problems and make appropriate inferences and analytical arguments.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate anthropological theory and ethnographic research.

For more information, see Anthropology Stanford Bulletin.