Northwest College

Academic Programs

Program-specific Outcomes


Upon the successful completion of an Associate of Arts Degree with a major in Anthropology, each student will:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the major theoretical paradigms within Anthropology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anthropological research process by utilizing methodological techniques to gather data, evaluating difference sources of evidence, and develop an argument for a chosen position on an issue in Anthropology that will be rational, factual, and persuasive.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity in a global society. Identify key research findings that help to explain the biological and ethnohistorical roots of diversity.
  • Demonstrate a comprehension of culture and be able to explain how it operates as an adaptive mechanism in human groups.