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Anthropology Department Wesleyan University
281 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459
t: 860-685-2050
f: 860-685-2051

Anthropology studies the complexity and diversity of human and nonhuman life in an interconnected world.  At Wesleyan, we offer courses on anthropological theories and methods, as well as topics including urban anthropology, globalization, media studies, consumer culture, archaeology, social movements and activism, development and humanitarianism, and race, gender and sexuality.  Anthropology provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers that require an understanding of cultural difference in a transnational world, in such fields as education, journalism, law, media, medicine, development, and social justice organizing, as well as for graduate and professional studies. Social justice and ethical concerns have always been central to the discipline of anthropology.