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Program Learning Outcomes for the Linguistics minor

  1. Understand the principles and research methods of cultural anthropology linguistic anthropology biological anthropology and archaeology.
  2. Critically appraise the broad scope of the history of anthropology as a discipline
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the intellectual and cultural traditions of several non-Western societies through exposure to ethnographic analysis in coursework.
  4. Understand and debate the basic principles of the scientific method especially as applied to human evolution and variation.
  5. Acquire competence in qualitative and quantitative methods for the analysis of anthropological problems.
  6. Critically evaluate ethnographic methods as practiced in anthropology from scientific and ethical standpoints.
  7. Compare a variety of viewpoints in order to contextualize differences in cultural values and practices.
  8. Examine the relevant cultural factors for analysis of race prejudice and gender roles in comparative perspective.
  9. Analyze and debate the application of anthropological theory and knowledge in specific case studies from around the world in such fields as medicine law human rights conservation and the environment.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to develop critical arguments in writing.
  11. Acquire mastery of proper formatting for the citation of quoted material.
  12. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills for informing persuading or debating issues.
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