In this capstone contract course, students demonstrate fulfillment of the various outcomes of their concentration courses. Each student will complete the capstone project to demonstrate that the student understands clearly his or her concentration, has mastered the content of the selected field(s) of study, and can synthesize and apply what he or she has learned. The capstone project may take one of several formats: a research paper, scholarly essay, portfolio, presentation of creative work, business plan, case study, or any other mode appropriate to the student’s interest and experience. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned to meet the requirements of the concentration. (3 credits)
Anthropology is the study of people within their cultural context. This concentration follows traditional college curricula from foundation courses through advanced study with credits earned at the appropriate levels. It takes a global view of human cultures from pre-historical time to the present, integrating social sciences, natural science and humanities.
- Students must have completed most of their concentration courses and take this course in their last semester. Academic Counselor approval is required to register.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who graduate with a concentration in Anthropology will be able to:
- explain anthropological theory and the history of the discipline;
- describe the substantive sub-specialties in the discipline, including Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology;
- use research methods including ethnographic investigation, participant observation, and ethnohistory;
- compare and contrast distinctive culture areas of anthropology, including North and South America, Asia, Africa, and the near East and Oceania;
- apply contemporary anthropological theory to advanced industrial societies in the area of medicine, education, urban, and political anthropology;
- discuss the ethical and political issues associated with the anthropological study of post-colonialism, neo-imperialism, and globalization; and
- apply critical thinking that employs anthropological theories and methods to analyze questions.
Course Activities and Grading
3 Assignments @ 10 points each (Weeks 2, 4 & 6)
Capstone Project (Final project) (Week 8)
- There are no required textbooks to purchase, however, students may find it helpful to refer to materials from previous courses.
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.