Program Learning Outcomes

Understanding of Key Conversations in the Discipline

The student demonstrates knowledge of key debates and theoretical concepts across their chosen anthropological subfield.

Knowledge of Appropriate Research Methods

The student has been trained in the research methods appropriate to their chosen anthropological subfield.

Mastery of Two Specialized Areas in Anthropological Literature

The student demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of at least two specialized fields of anthropological and related literature in the appropriate sub-field.

Ability to Construct Research Prospectus

The student demonstrates the ability to construct an original research prospectus.


The student has a grasp of ethical considerations associated with research in his or her subfield.

Ability to Carryout an Original and Independent Research Project

The student demonstrates the ability to conduct intensive independent research and produce written analysis based on that research.