Anthropology
Stephanie Pierson '13 (right) participates in an African drumming session.
Anthropology Major

Overview

Anthropology seeks to understand and interpret the global range of human experience. The anthropological imagination draws upon biological, linguistic, historical and comparative perspectives in creating a systematic vision of how societies are patterned and how culture is experienced.

The anthropology program at Illinois Wesleyan offers exposure to the subdisciplines of the field, including the study of contemporary peoples (cultural anthropology), language and communication (linguistics), evolution and human variation (physical anthropology) and archaeology.

Chuck Springwood

Dr. Chuck Springwood

Curious about your anthropology professors? Learn more about our distinguished anthropology faculty.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Elective

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • ANTH 380 Visual Ethnographic Methods (if not taken Spring of Year 3)
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

May Term

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.