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.
7 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
Dr. Anton Daughters’ article “Solidarity and Resistance on the Island of Llingua” has been published in the April 2015 issue of Anthropology Now. A photo from the article appears on the issue’s cover. Based on participant observation fieldwork, the article profiles an island community in southern Chile that has carried on with rural farming and […]
15 April 2015 | 10:19 pm
Amber Johnson, professor of anthropology, has a new publication, with Truman alumni Jacob Freeman, Adolfo Gil and Gustavo Neme, in the newest issue of the Journal of Anthropological Anthropology, vol 38, pp. 52-58, titled “Hierarchical Method Using Ethnographic Data Sets to Guide Archaeological Research: Testing Models of Plant Intensification and Maize Use in Central Western […]