Oklahoma Baptist University

Department of Anthropology, History, and Political Science
Goals and Accomplishments


Anthropology, History,
and Political Science
Upcoming Classes
AnthropologyHistoryPolitical Science

Anthropology

GOALS: These goals determine the content and character of the Anthropology program: Knowledge: - Students will comprehend anthropological concepts and their significance. - Students will understand anthropological research methods, ethical considerations, and theoretical trends. Skills: - Students will analyze the character of contemporary anthropological discourse. - Students will lead class discussions and deliver class and/or co-curricular presentations. - Students will engage in bibliographic and/or ethnographic research to produce a substantial, thesis-centered and/or ethnographic research paper. - Students will obtain hands-on, practical experience applying anthropological knowledge. Attitudes: - Students will pose critical, sophisticated, applied questions concerning the human condition and its diverse expressions. - Students will appreciate complexity and contingency, recognizing the limitations of anthropological knowledge. - Students will consider the relationship of the discipline and the application of anthropological knowledge to Christian faith and practice. ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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History

GOALS: These goals determine the content and character of the History program: Knowledge: - Students will know historical facts and understand their significance. - Students will understand primary historical methods and historiographical trends. Skills: - Students will analyze historical argumentation thoroughly. - Students will lead discussions and make oral report successfully. - Students will use fruitful library research, including primary sources, to produce an extended, clear narrative and/or analysis and/or argument. Attitudes: - Students will ask penetrating, useful questions as they interpret the past. - Students will appreciate complexity and contingency, recognizing the limits of historical knowledge. - Students will think seriously about the relationships between Christian faith and the discipline of history. ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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Political Science

GOALS: These goals determine the content and character of the Political Science program: Knowledge: - Students will know historical facts and understand their significance. - Students will understand primary historical methods and historiographical trends. Skills: - Students will analyze historical argumentation thoroughly. - Students will lead discussions and make oral report successfully. - Students will use fruitful library research, including primary sources, to produce an extended, clear narrative and/or analysis and/or argument. Attitudes: - Students will ask penetrating, useful questions as they interpret the past. - Students will appreciate complexity and contingency, recognizing the limits of historical knowledge. - Students will think seriously about the relationships between Christian faith and the discipline of history. ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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