Home 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.
October 14, 2019
Anton Daughters, associate professor of anthropology, recently published his book “Memories of Earth and Sea.” The book examines Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago and a unique case of culture change and rapid industrialization in the 20th century. Since the arrival of the first European settlers in the late 1500s, Chiloé was given little attention by colonial and … Read More
August 7, 2019
This summer, I interned at the Lewelling Quaker Museum in Salem, Iowa. The museum is dedicated to the Lewelling family, the Underground Railroad, and the Quaker faith. I have met hundreds of people from all over the country and from other continents. It has truly been an eye-opening experience for me. —Hannah Feehan (Sociology/Anthropology major, … Read More