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Anthropology, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome B Critical Thinking (undergraduate)

Use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information and ideas and then synthesize conclusions to propose new perspectives and solutions.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
• Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.
• Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations.
• Evaluate the novel approaches or innovative interpretations..
Objective 1 Anthropology exposes our students to the major issues and concepts of the sub-disciplines of anthropology and provides them with an understanding of holism, diversity, and the complexity of the human experience through the use of critical thinking skills

Outcome D Information Literacy (undergraduate)

Identify, access, evaluate, and synthesize multiple forms of information.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Articulate the specific information needed.
• Access information using appropriate search tools.
• Evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information.
• Ethically communicate synthesized information.
Objective 2 Anthropology engages students in anthropological research design, methodology and application.

Outcome E Integration (undergraduate)

Synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and multiple perspectives to new, complex situations.The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.Students will: Connect academic theories with personal experiences to illuminate both. Draw conclusions connecting examples, facts, and/or theories from more than one field of study. Generalize skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies for solving problems in new contexts.
Objective 3 The Certificate in Applied Anthropology prepares students for graduate school and/or careers in applied anthropology or related fields. Synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and multiple perspectives to new, complex situations.

Outcome F Oral Communication (undergraduate)

Effectively communicate verbally with a public audience across a variety of contexts.The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.Students will: Develop content appropriate to the presentation. Organize the content in a logical manner appropriate for the intended audience. Demonstrate evidence of rehearsal during the formal presentation. Demonstrate effective formal presentation skills.
Objective 4 Anthropology classes and internships will provide many anthropology students with an opportunity to make GVSU and/or external presentations about independent and group research experiences in anthropology.

Outcome M Understanding of Issues and Concepts

Anthropology majors will demonstrate understanding of the major issues and concepts of the sub-disciplines in anthropology as well as holism, diversity, and the complexity of the human experience.
Objective 5 Anthropology majors will demonstrate understanding of the major issues and concepts of the sub-disciplines in anthropology, as well as holism, diversity, and the complexity of the human experience.

Outcome N Understanding of Values

Anthropology majors will demonstrate an understanding of anthropological values that contribute to an appreciation of inclusiveness and diversity, such as cultural relativism.
Objective 6 Anthropology majors will demonstrate an understanding of anthropological values that contribute to an appreciation of inclusiveness and diversity, such as cultural relativism.