Shanttelle Pierdant, Sophomore

April 20, 2018

Pierdant
"There are so many aspects in anthropology and so many different things to study, it is important to take various classes to find what kind of anthropology is the best fit," says Shanttelle Pierdant.
What has been your favorite course and why?
“Anthropology 101, it was a human evolution class and I enjoyed it because it was interesting to see where our species originated. I learned a lot about theories of evolution and general information about human anatomy, which is useful in many other anthropology courses. It also made me realize I wanted to focus on physical/biological anthropology because of how interesting it is.”

What does Anthropology (biological, cultural, or archaeological) mean to you?
“To me, anthropology means learning about humans and why we are the way we are, whether it be biological make up, cultural background, or finding evidence of the past, it means exploring differences and similarities between humans and trying to explain why we are like this. I recently discovered forensic anthropology, which sounds interesting; or something with biological anthropology like working in a lab. I would tell students who are just starting to study anthropology to explore their options. There are so many aspects in anthropology and so many different things to study, it is important to take various classes to find what kind of anthropology is the best fit.”