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Anthropology Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in anthropology, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Define basic concepts and methods in archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology [Knowledge base in Anthropology]
  2. Frame relevant anthropological questions and to select appropriate data-collection techniques in order to answer them [Basic Skills and Methodologies]
  3. Apply appropriate anthropological principles to specific questions and evaluate qualitative or quantitative information against relevant standards, criteria, and/or models [Basic Theoretical Frameworks]
  4. Identify the parameters of an anthropological problem and to use comparative analysis to formulate relevant questions [Critical Thinking and Analysis]
  5. Recognize the diversity of the human condition based on historical, archaeological, ethnographic and biological perspectives [Holism and Cross-cultural awareness]
  6. Utilize anthropologically-derived data and concepts/perspectives to clarify or solve societal issues and concerns of contemporary relevance [Applied Approaches]
  7. Follow the appropriate procedures and protocols for obtaining informed consent or access permissions, in order to avoid harm or wrong to one’s human or non-human subjects and descendants [Professional Ethics]

Last Updated 3/6/14


Professor Neal Keating participated in an Expert Meeting on peace sustainability at Columbia University on October 23, organized through the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia. The expert meeting was convened to discuss and examine the design of a new approach to modeling sustainable peace systems at local to global scales, that makes use of non-linear systems of causality that are grounded in temporalities of historical memory, future expectations, and the current existence of conflict resolution mechanisms and peace-promoting practices.

Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (two 30-minute radio shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30-minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).


Please join us for our annual Fall/Halloween party in C-3 Cooper Hall on Friday, October 30, from 4 to 6 pm! There will be food and candy!
Cemetery Walk: Thursday, October 29, at 6:30 at the High Street Cemetery in Brockport, organized by the museum interns.1