About the School of Social & Cultural Studies

Pickler Memorial Library & Clock TowerHome to eight departments, the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Truman offers a wide range of academic programs that provide a perfect fit for students who like to reach for the horizon and who want to make a difference in the world.

Highly motivated students in our School of Social and Cultural Studies explore the connections among individuals, societies, and the cultures we have created. They also consider the values and beliefs we hold, study ways in which we communicate, and examine the historical contexts that have given rise to the world in which we live.

The friendly faculty and staff in this active learning community are interested in helping intellectually curious students succeed. And our dedicated faculty members have expertise in a wide variety of areas across many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Characterized by their passion for what they teach, our professors eagerly share their high level of knowledge in their subjects.


News

Dr. Daughters Publishes Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History

July 7, 2020

Dr. Anton Daughters, Associate Professor of Anthropology, recently published another volume of “Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History.” This volume, the second in a two-part series published by the University of Arizona Press, continues the story of the encounter between the Hopis, who the Spaniards called Moquis, and the Spaniards, who … Read More

Dr. Ott’s Article Published in Humanity & Society Journal

July 7, 2020

Dr. Brian Ott, Assistant Professor of Sociology, had his article, “Minimum-wage Connoisseurship and Everyday Boundary Maintenance: Brewing Inequality in Third Wave Coffee, ” published in the journal Humanity & Society. Focusing on the specialty (or “third wave”) coffee industry, where coffee is treated similarly to wine, the article discusses the shift from Fordism to post-Fordism … Read More

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Commencement
August 1

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