Chayce Davis, Senior

April 20, 2018

Davis

"To me, anthropology is a way of understanding other people on several different levels," says Chase Davis. "It's easier for me to understand why people believe certain things. It’s easier to listen voices and opinions, regardless of what I think of their opinion, because anthropology has given me a greater understanding of people coming from different places."

What has been your favorite course and why?

“My favorite course was probably anthropology 180/180L, Ceramics Analysis. The class was challenging and a lot of work, but it was also really fun and fairly interesting. Plus, Judith is a cool professor and that helped immensely. I'm not sure if that course completely changed my outlook on much, but it gave me a much greater appreciation for things that were seemingly irrelevant to me before. It gave me some more hands-on experience with anthropology, archaeology in particular, and was also a small class; two experiences I wasn't all that familiar with from most other classes taken at UCSC.” 


What does Anthropology (biological, cultural, or archaeological) mean to you?

“Anthropology encompasses so many different fields and views that if you can't find what you're interested in, you just have to look a little harder. To me, anthropology is a way of understanding other people on several different levels. It's easier for me to understand why people believe certain things. It’s easier to listen voices and opinions, regardless of what I think of their opinion, because anthropology has given me a greater understanding of people coming from different places. I want to do research with anthropology and study human interactions with the environment and vise versa. I haven't thought too much about the specifics quite yet, but I want to help people gain a greater understanding of their individual influence on the environment as a whole, both negative and positive aspects.”