Parents' e-news edition
Currently studying a combination Law and Arts degree, Jon Baker remembers how his study pathway and view of the world changed after a chance selection of an Anthropology unit.
"Not knowing which major to select for my Arts degree, I chose an Anthropology unit as it seemed really interesting. Little did I know how that small choice would alter my perceptions of the world around me so indelibly!
"Anthropology allows you to appreciate that the view you have of the world, your perception of ‘reality' and how you perceive yourself to be, are social constructions not shared by all.
"Anthropology asks and seeks answers to the ‘big questions'. It draws upon multiple disciplinary bases such as history, economics, theology, literature studies, psychology, law and political science. I believe that the tools of analysis which Anthropology provides can be used to complement any area of study."
The Faculty of Arts will be hosting ‘A Day in the Life of an Anthropology & Archaeology Student' in the October school holidays for students in Years 11 and 12. Further information will be available closer to the date; in the meantime you can register your interest to Alison Chan.
Find out more about Anthropology and Sociology.