No matter what major you are pursuing at Truman, you can increase the multicultural dimension of your degree with a minor in anthropology. When you study sociology/anthropology (SOAN), you enhance your critical thinking and writing and research skills, as well as your cultural awareness.
Thought-Provoking Learning Environment
Anthropologists are naturally curious. We like to examine humanity from all angles. Learn how to understand humanity’s past, present and future by studying anthropology’s four main subdisciplines: sociocultural, archaeological, biological, and linguistic anthropology, as well as a fifth, more recent addition, applied anthropology. Learning is better with friends and mentors, and our small classes allow you to collaborate with others who share your interests.
Broad Educational Path
At Truman, you have plenty of opportunities to enrich your education outside of class. Increase your worth in the job market by gaining practical experience through independent research, field schools, internships, and study abroad.
Career Preparation That Makes a Difference
Anthropology provides an understanding of the basics of cultural variation that’s useful in a broad range of fields such as medicine, law, counseling, nursing, and nutrition. An increased sensitivity to ethnic and population diversity also facilitates working in international settings.
21 June 2016 | 10:00 pm
For her first large-scale research project, Truman student Allison Kelly aimed high. She chose to study linguistic relativity – or the cognitive impact of language structure on society. “By understanding how language relates to worldview, one can better understand people and can better relate to them,” said Kelly. Kelly, a junior anthropology and justice systems […]
5 February 2016 | 5:07 pm
A new book on Hopi history, “Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume I, 1540–1679,” co-edited by Anton Daughters and six other scholars, is in print! This volume, the first in a two-part series published by The University of Arizona Press, covers the history and culture of the Hopi from 1540 […]