Students in the Anthropology Program will demonstrate their ability to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the holistic foundations of the discipline and an appreciation for the interrelated nature of the discipline's subfields.
- Participate in and document a data-collecting research project and/or practical anthropological experience.
- Demonstrate knowledge of at least one world area, spatially or temporally defined.
- Present research results in oral and written form.
- Use relevant methods of quantitative data collection and statistical analysis.
- Use relevant methods of qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Understand, identify and articulate cultural and linguistic relativism, as well as the lack of a biological basis for racist or ethnocentric ideologies or expressions.
The mission of the Department of Anthropology, as a unit of Central Connecticut State
University in general and the Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
in particular, is to provide our students with a comprehensive, integrated, and interdisciplinary
social science background and broad range of anthropological knowledge for instructional,
informational, and service purposes. As a community of professionally committed and
active scholars we seek to facilitate the teaching, research, and publication activities
of our faculty, both full-time and adjunct, for purposes of contributing to our continued
growth as educators and scholars, and to provide the most up-to-date instructional
information to our students.
These scholarly activities, academic programs and service work help us contribute to an increased respect for the anthropological perspective and to further our goal to prepare our students for a range of careers, from education to public service to marketing and international management, as well as programs of graduate and/or professional education. Furthermore, fulfilling our mission also enables us to enhance scientific understanding, humanistic appreciation, and day-to-day tolerance of cultural diversity and human variation on our campus and in our communities in an age of rapid social change and cultural and economic globalization.