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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an undergraduate degree in Anthropology (combined), you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a holistic understanding of societal and cultural processes.
  • Situate past and present cultural issues at both the local and global levels.
  • Identify, contrast and compare theoretical positions in anthropology, recognizing the provisional status of knowledge.
  • Distinguish and build connections between anthropological schools of thought and other disciplinary perspectives.
  • Employ a cross-cultural approach to social, political, economic and religious issues.
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in a range of social and cultural contexts.
  • Advocate for cultural diversity and indigenous knowledges.
  • Identify and explain the role of power and social inequities in shaping people's lives.
  • Design and develop persuasive arguments verbally and in a variety of written forms for specific and general audiences.
  • Write sustained essays integrating descriptive and theoretical components.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and appropriate interpersonal skills in cross-cultural settings, in and out of anthropological research contexts.
  • Manage cross-cultural sensitivity in creating bridges between societies or different social groups who do not share similar worldviews, while being mindful of the limits of one's agency.
  • Demonstrate capacity to work autonomously and in complex group settings, formulating and conducting individual and team presentations.
  • Identify, evaluate and employ appropriate qualitative research methodologies such as participant observation and in-depth open-ended interviews.
  • Design, develop and undertake individual ethnographic research projects with human participants.
  • Assess and implement ethical practices in human research and professional contexts.
  • Assess, prioritize, and strategically apply anthropological skills and knowledge in diverse life situations.