In both high school and in university, my favorite classes were my anthropology classes. In my senior year in high school, I took an elective called Introduction to Anthropology where I learned about my hero, Margaret Mead, and began to learn about the lives of other peoples of the world. I was hooked. I could look into other’s cultures and seem how we are the same but different in how we solve our problems.
When I went to university, all my electives were anthropology courses. I took all that I could; I think I took everyone that was offered. I had a passion for understanding the cultures of other peoples and was fortunate enough to have great teachers both in high school and in university who taught these courses and made them come to life. I even enjoyed doing the papers required for the classes (anthropology requires a lot of research papers, note to students who would take these classes), but I didn;t care because they were all part of my sociology major and I learned so much from these assignments.
Because of these classes, I have developed a lift-long interest in the cultures of the world and I feel I have become a better person for learning about and trying to understand why other cultures so what they do.