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B.A. in Anthropology

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology is to provide students with a holistic understanding of the diversity of human behavior across time, geography and culture from a distinctly Christian perspective and to equip them to actively bridge cultural differences so that they can effectively share the good news of the Gospel and holistically address human problems such as injustice and the effects of globalization on populations around the world.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, students will be able to:


Identify major paradigms, major figures, and major theories in anthropology and explain how theory develops and shifts and the influence of Christian thinkers and thoughts.

2.Demonstrate they are able to form research questions, apply appropriate research methodologies, and interpret, analyze, and report ethnographic and/or archaeological data.ULO-2
3.Recognize and respond appropriately to key challenges to and opportunities for their faith raised (ethics, integrity, and intellectual honesty) in engaging their sub-discipline in anthropology.ULO-3

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.