At their brightest moments, civilizations and mankind as individuals have looked to their past -- shared triumph, despair, and culture -- to inform their present and future. Many of our shared and oldest tales still ring the most true (albeit perhaps with odd dialects, or clothing, or mannerisms). For this reason, from the very earliest . . .
Russia is enormous, both geographically and in terms of population and economy. Russia is politically influential, both historically and currently. The Russian language has historically had a massive role in the classical literature of the Western world, and today makes up a massive part of the world wide web. Russia is complex, with a political . . .
"The question of modernization is central to disturbances in the Middle East and in Africa. Everyone is after modernization, no matter where they come from. But you have to be careful about it, and more importantly, you have to have sense about it." - Youssou N'Dour The Middle East and Africa have been intertwined with . . .
Ancient Pagan Europe. Years when Christian monasteries existed isolated from the rest of the continent. Viking raids. Druids, English invaders, and some of the first castles in Europe. Origins of many modern forms of music and folk beliefs including tiny leprechauns. Above is a sampling of just why many have been so enamored of the . . .
Anthropologists like to ask big questions. "Why did this civilization collapse?" "How do language barriers affect the flow of information?" or even "What makes us human?" Anthropologists have inquiring minds, big-picture thinking, attention to detail, and solid research skills. Through patient research and deep analysis, anthropologists develop insights into topics like how past cultures functioned, . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Overview Over the past century, physical anthropologists have developed methods to evaluate bones to understand people who lived in the past. Such questions might include: Was this individual male or female? How old were they when they died? How tall were they? Were the people in good or poor general health? This science . . .
Are you fascinated by human behavior, history and culture? Do you want to learn more about political and economic systems, the past and why people and groups do the things they do? Careers in the social sciences can give you the opportunity to quench your thirst for knowledge and make a difference in the modern . . .
An Urban Planner, sometimes also known as a Regional Planner, is who we can thank or curse for the layout of land in any given city, town, or sometimes even particular shopping malls. Their planning and developing carefully consider population growth and an emphasis on creating a sense of community. They are often on planning . . .