Graduate Student Learning Outcomes/Objectives (SLOs)
The following SLOs have been identified for each of our graduate program offerings.
- A broad knowledge of the discipline of anthropology as a whole, its historical and theoretical foundations and schools of thought, with special emphasis on one or more of its subfields (archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, or cultural anthropology);
- The ability to conduct research, to formulate researchable problems, to write research proposals, to apply methodologies basic to the relevant subdiscipline[s], and to write research reports;
- An anthropological familiarity with different geographical regions with focus on one in which the student proposes doing anthropological field research;
- An ability to teach introductory courses in one or more subdisciplines of anthropology.
Having attained an MA degree in Anthropology with a focus on Applied Archaeology, the student will be able to:
- Design and organize archaeological research that is technically sound.
- Identify, document, and analyze archaeological resources and related historic properties.
- Evaluate the significance of archaeological materials with respect to state and federal laws and regulations.
- Establish and maintain constructive relationships with heritage communities and stakeholders.
- Assist community organizations with the stewardship of archaeology.
- Practice archaeology in a fashion that is professionally ethical and culturally.
Having attained an MA degree in Anthropology with a focus on Applied Anthropology, the student will be able to:
- Identify significant cultural resources of a community.
- Conduct meaningful interviews with key members of a community organization's goals.
- Conduct relevant archival research toward community organization's goals.
- Apply ethnographic skills of observation and analysis toward community goals.
- Develop appropriate communication skills that can assist community goals.
- Maintain ethical, kuleana-based relationship with community.
- Acquire a broad knowledge of one anthropological field (archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, or cultural anthropology;
- Demonstrate deep and critical knowledge of the topic that is most relevant to the research that the student plans to carry out for his or her dissertation;
- Demonstrate a thorough familiarity with the relevant literature concerning any geographical region in which he student may plan to do research for his or her dissertation;
- Design research projects, including an ability to formulate problems clearly, to use concepts creatively, to employ appropriate methods in data collection, and to relate empirical data to theoretical constructs;
- Write clearly and cogently and make an effective oral presentation before critical audiences.