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

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.

Why I Chose Anthropology & IWU 

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