Our courses foster the kind of critical thinking that enables students to meet the challenges of global citizenship in the 21st century. Students learn to question conventional wisdom, wherever they find it.
Consistent with the broad ideals of a liberal arts education, our principal goal is to foster critical thinking on the part of our uniquely diverse and talented students so that they may meet the challenges of global citizenship in the twenty-first century.
Explore how and why anthropologists choose to write about the particular experiences, life histories and narratives of their research participants, and how such choices affect their research methods, approaches, and findings.
Examine film (both documentary and popular) as well as other visual media presentations in order to extrapolate the ways in which film and media depict (and have depicted) race, reproduction, and health.
Focus on the diversification of higher education, in particular the efforts made by selective liberal arts colleges and universities to open their doors to students disadvantaged by barriers of racial discrimination and excluded by the means of class privilege.
Black women are four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as white women. Students learn why in a popular class on reproductive health, taught by anthropologist Haile Eshe Cole.Read More
The Bonnie B. Emory Fund supports senior thesis research; the Donald S. Pitkin Prize honors the best completed thesis work in anthropology and sociology.