Like many social scientists, the main activity of anthropologists is research. They study the way of life in people in all parts of the world and compare artifacts, languages, and physical characteristics. Most anthropologists specialize in cultural anthropology, studying the customs, cultures, and social lives of groups in a wide range of settings, from non-industrialized societies - such as the Amish - to modern urban cultures.
What You Will Study
Vincennes University offers the first two years of a four-year degree that is usually sufficient for paraprofessional jobs such as research assistant, administrative aide, or management trainee. You will study courses that range from the civilizations of Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe, through a linguistics course that covers the role of language in various cultures
The VU Advantage Instruction at VU goes beyond the traditional lecture and discussion format. All classes are taught by qualified instructors who are committed to working with you on a one-on-one basis. In addition, the Social Science Learning Center is staffed by full-time professionals and provides learning aids such as:
Free tutorial assistance
Self-paced learning modules
Review materials for tests
Audio and video tapes
A computer lab
We Want You to Succeed All this professional attention is designed with one goal in mind - your academic success when you transfer to a four-year school to complete your baccalaureate degree. To help ensure an easy transfer, field trips are scheduled to other universities so you can learn about various programs. Also, representatives of social science programs from four-year college visit VU to meet with prospective transfers.