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

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present, and their relations with their natural and cultural environments.  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 activism, development and humanitarianism and race, gender and sexuality.  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.