Social and cultural anthropology is the comparative study of human society and culture. Primatology is a -comparative study of human and non-human primate evolution, ecology, and behaviour.
Critical thinking - Analyze the root causes of social problems and work towards solutions with people from a wide variety of backgrounds; Interpret/evaluate events, information and ideas representing the past
Research methods - Social research, behavioral and biological research; Qualitative interviewing and fieldwork, as well as quantitative methods; Ethnographic study; Behavioral observation and analysis; Data and artifact analysis
Interdisciplinary scientific perspective - Aptitude for scientific problem solving; Using statistics and computer science to analyze data; Basic understanding of human evolution & genetics
Intercultural - Multicultural awareness and sensitivity; Theoretical approaches and practical methods for enhancing cross-cultural understanding; Knowledge of a variety of ethnic groups, as well as many cultures in other countries
Oral and written communication - Gather & disseminate information; Compiling observations and data into comprehensive reports
Analytical skills - Environmental and social impact assessing; Knowledge about biological, ecological, and cultural factors that influence human behaviour
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Clubs on Campus: The Kula Ring—Anthropology Undergraduate Club