The Society and Environment Department at Truman, which houses Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography, offers academic programs that introduce students to perspectives for understanding human behavior and human conditions at levels that range from individuals in society to variability in social and cultural patterns and the organization of larger social structures.
Our distinguished faculty pursue excellence in teaching and compelling scholarship—guiding, mentoring, and challenging students to discover new ways of thinking about the world. Students are the top priority with faculty eagerly sharing their knowledge and experience.
Faculty are professionally active at the local, state, national and international levels serving as officers and members of organizations including the American Anthropological Association, American Sociological Association, Association of American Geographers, Midwest Sociological Association, Missouri Sociological Society, and The Society for American Archaeology.
Society & Environment Academic Programs
Society & Environment Curriculum
Our curriculum provides a solid disciplinary foundation with integrated development of knowledge and skills feeding into a method and theory core and a chance to explore a wide range of special topics in upper level courses.
Our largest courses have about 40 students, and most of our courses have between 25-30 students per class.
Sociology MFT scores put us in top 5-10% of programs nationwide.
Elizabeth Ward, Sarah Westfall, and Emma Shirey, senior Sociology majors, presented research projects at the Undergraduate Poster Session at the … Read More →
Certificates will be presented to new members of the Cultural & Societal Honors Society this month. Founded three years ago the name was chosen to represent what anthropologists and sociologists strive to achieve in the work that they do. The goal is to attain a deeper understanding of cultures, societies, and peoples on both a […] Read More →