Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present, and their relations with their natural and cultural enviroments. It provides a sophisticated understanding of the diversity of human life in an interconnected world. At Wesleyan, we offer courses on anthropological theories and methods, as well as on a range of topics, including: urban anthropology: globalization: media studies: archaeology: social movements and activisum: race, gender, and sexuality: and development and humanisdtarianism. Social justice and ethical concerns have always been central to the discipline of anthropology.
Anthropology provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers that require critical intercultural literacy, in such fields as education, journalism, law, media, medicine, development and social justice organizing, as well as for graduate and professional studies.