The Society and Environment Department at Truman, which houses Sociology and Anthropology, 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.
Truman week was my favorite thing about freshman year, by far! I met so many incoming freshmen as well as other students during this time. I had a blast with all of the activities that went on and learned so much more about Truman at the same time.
September 11, 2017
The first Anthropology Club meeting this semester is tomorrow, September 12, 2017, at 6:30 pm in Violette Hall 1332. The Anthropology Club brings together students with interests in anthropology to serve as an outlet for anthropological discussion of research and current issues, to connect with professional anthropologists, and to serve as a resource to students […]
September 7, 2017
Truman’s Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during the fall 2017 semester. All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research […]