Anthropology Ph.D. Learning Outcomes
PLO 1. Core Knowledge
- Knowledge of major theoretical traditions in the discipline.
- Knowledge of intellectual currents and debates important to the history and development of sociocultural anthropology.
PLO 2. Research Methods and Analysis
- Acquire understanding and experience with a range of methods used by anthropologists, including ethnography, participant-observation, comparative/historical analysis, interviewing, digital video and audio recording data collection and analysis, transcription production and analysis, etc.
- Examine the strengths and limitations of different research methods
- Acquire understanding and experience developing a project of empirical research guided by anthropological theory.
- Carry out methodological sound research
- Understand and follow research ethics
PLO 3. Pedagogy
- Acquire understanding and experience of a range of pedagogical techniques for teaching undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses.
- Design lessons and assignments
- Lead discussions
- Respond to diverse student learning needs
- Effectively assess student work
- Mentor students
- Address common classroom challenges
PLO 4. Scholarly Communication
- Review and cogently summarize relevant literatures
- Structure an argument and support it with evidence
- Produce writing appropriate for a scholarly publication
- Effectively present research
PLO 5. Professionalism
- Contribute to the profession, department, and university
- Develop profession networks
- Present scholarly work publicly
- Carry out research responsibly
- Publish scholarly work
- Edit and evaluate others’ work
- Adhere to tenets of academic integrity, and professional ethics.
PLO 6. Independent Research
- Develop own area of research specialization
- Acquire understanding and experience of developing funding proposals to conduct anthropological research.
- Undertake individual, long-term ethnographic field research for at least 9 months.
- Develop own research in accordance with the standards in the field
- Produce scholarship that will be suitable for publication in profession venues.
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