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Senior Assignment is considered a "capstone" experience at SIUE, in which undergraduates have an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired while at the university. For Anthropology Senior Assignment, majors develop a project that may involve original research, exhibits, or participation in an internship or volunteer work with an organization.

Project development is conducted in fall semester as part of 3 credits of course work (2 credits of ANTH 490 and 1 credit of ANTH 483). Most research projects and internships will be conducted during the following spring semester, as ANTH 491 (Senior Project), ANTH 488 (Museum Internship), or ANTH 489 (Professional Internship).

The work is presented to the department at the Senior Research Symposium, via a written report or research paper and an oral presentation, the formats of which follow common professional standards. In addition to the written report and oral presentation, other products of the SRA could include a museum display, website, or other creative product.

Resources for Current Senior Assignment Students:

Senior Assignment Guidelines

Oral Presentation Grading Rubric

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