M.A. in Anthropology

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a M.A. in Anthropology from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • summarize the history of anthropology; explain how and why the four fields of anthropology intersect; and characterize and critique current debates in the discipline;
  • compare and appraise the major theoretical approaches in one or two subfields of anthropology;
  • identify appropriate uses of anthropological methods and content in real-world problems, and use these to form the basis of intellectual argumentation;
  • design or develop and implement ethnographic, archaeological or osteological research protocols, and
  • communicate findings by composing high-quality reports or papers on their own.

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