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

Forensics Team Among Best in NationForensics Team Among Best in Nation

May 1, 2019

Among more than 90 schools competing in both speech and debate activities at the National Forensic Association Championship hosted in the Santa Ana, Calif., School District, the Truman forensic union placed third in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Twelve students traveled to the competition, and three Truman’s debaters placed among the top 16 in the nation. Senior Tyler … Read More

Students Receive Award at American Model United Nations Conference

February 28, 2019

In late November, Dr. Meg Edwards led 25 students from her Model United Nations course to participate in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago, Ill. Truman students represented Bhutan and Ethiopia in the four-day conference, alongside approximately 1,500 participants from 97 universities. Truman State University was recognized with an Outstanding Delegation Award … Read More

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Events

Joseph Baldwin Academy: Session II
July 6 - July 27
Truman Men’s Basketball Elite Camp (entering college)
August 10 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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