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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 design and develop a project, which may involve original research, exhibits, or participation in an internship or work with an organization. Project design is conducted in fall semester as part of 3 credits of course work (2 credits of ANTH 490 and 1 credit of ANTH 483).

The project plans are presented to the department at the end of fall semester. During spring semester, students have an opportunity to complete their research. The work is presented to the department at the Senior Research Symposium in April, 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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