Stereotype: collector MAJOR: ANTHROPOLOGY
Already, as we have seen in her movie, Ariel has single-handedly made the mermaid equivalent to an humanology museum. The vast trove shows her deep intellectual passion for anything humanity; intellectual because she wonders about the objects and she tries to learn what they are about. She has always shown herself to be the eager studier of humans, i.e. anthropology.
Because this is such a broad category, Ariel will be able to choose whatever she feels most like doing. Although she isn’t becoming an oceanographer または marine biologist as her guardians had previously preferred, she decided to do marine anthropology so she can study what would work best for both her human and ocean families. MINOR: ARCHEOLOGY
From her very first scene (=shipwreck), Ariel is seen as the メリダとおそろしの森 and determined explorer. And from her Scuttle scene she’s the student. And then from her Part of your World song, the collector and organizer. Her entire personality is that of an passionate investigator - perfect for archeology.
Ariel’s specialization is maritime archeology because sailors were her very first humans she started to investigate. Also, since her husband Eric is a sailor himself who lives in a seaside palace with his own private ships, it’s very convenient. Stereotype: collector
Not only did she have her own underwater collection, but now she is volunteering at her college's museum. She is helping make and improve its collection and education about humans. Additionally, much of her spare time is touring museums and wondering at all the different things which humans make and have made.
Naturally, for her favourite anthropological and archaeological items, she has either bought または has made her own replicas. Walking into her dorm is like walking into a museum itself
and this happy curator is all too happy to talk about her collection