"Anthropology was crucial in honing my analytical skills for law school, specifically socio-cultural anthropology."
-Revathi Moturi, Studying for J.D degree at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law
Anthropologists investigate, seek to understand, solve problems and contribute to solutions.
Unlike most other disciplines, anthropology has from the beginning used both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. It has dedicated itself to studying humanity's complexity holistically, that is to say from the vantage point of the archeological, biological, linguistic and cultural record. This means that it trains students in an unusually broad skill-set that is easily transferable into the work-world and into many fields of graduate study.
Below are just a few examples of skills that you can develop while studying anthropology at UTM
- Research and analysis skills: Carry out data collection and evaluate research results, and catalogue information.
- Technical skills: Preserve objects by selecting chemical treatment, temperature, humidity; and draw maps and construct models to scale; and photograph sites, objects, people, occasions.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills: Provide insight to social problems by supplying information as to how problems are dealt with in other cultures and adapt approaches used in public relations, marketing, or politics to different population groups.
- Cultural awareness and interpersonal skills: The ability to obtain information about attitudes, customs, and beliefs; deep understanding of the human condition; and sensitivity to cultural differences and diversity. Work cooperatively with others; and understand group dynamics.
- Written and oral communication skills: Attention to detail; present and defend a position; summarize results; and present theories, ideas, and viewpoints in a comprehensive manner.
UTM Anthropology offers a variety of courses with hands-on learning opportunities, providing students with valuable practical experience while completing their undergraduate studies.