Anthropology Explore your passion

For students entering IWU in fall 2021 and beyond, Anthropology is no longer available as a major or minor.

Experiential Learning

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.

Opportunities to Explore

Students at IWU are provided with a variety of opportunities to develop the fundamental field research skills used by professional anthropologists.

Anthropology Club

Anthropology Club is open to all students and provides an opportunity for students to gather and share the experiences they have had while participating in archaeological field schools, conducting ethnographic research while studying abroad, or participating in anthropological internships.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Anthropology students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the wide variety of Study Abroad programs while at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Research

Students at IWU are provided with a variety of opportunities to develop the fundamental field research skills used by professional anthropologists.