University of California - San Diego
Anthropology as Intended Major
What is your intended major and why?
When I stepped into the “Introduction to Anthropology” class as a 16-year old freshman, the youngest college student in the class, I found the perfect fusion of both natural and social science. Intermingled in the study of humanity were the concepts of human body and the human mind. Both body and soul were vital, equal parts in defining a human. As I learned about the evolution of the human species and the uniqueness of the human mind I found a new approach to life. My new approach to life has led me to be tolerant, perceptive, and plan my future. Through tolerance I have become more understanding and interested to learn about cultural differences. By being perceptive I see things differently; I have noticed the aging process, and maturation as an inevitable step of life sprouting from my knowledge in evolution. I plan in the future not only to be a medical doctor, but to pursue ethnographic fieldwork. I would like to explore new cultures, live among various communities, learn about human social phenomena, and eventually publish my research.
My education is more than the classes I plan to take. It is my passion to focus on the study of anthropology. This study of humanity is an enlightening field, which ...
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