Anthropologists study the human experience across space and time. As a consequence, anthropology is probably among the most interdisciplinary areas of knowledge represented in any college or university curriculum.
The members of the department of anthropology at Connecticut College are committed to the presentation of anthropological knowledge in the context of the liberal arts curriculum, and to the ideal that the major in anthropology is one of the best ways to gain knowledge in a broad, comparative and integrative manner.
Connecticut College offers you an unusually wide range of opportunities to explore a topic, issue or problem using the conceptual framework and tools of more than one academic discipline. You may choose an established interdisciplinary major or design one.
You may wish to consider pursuing a certificate in museum studies. Or you may also choose to earn a certificate from one of the College's innovative interdisciplinary centers through a challenging combination of coursework, in-depth research and a funded summer internship in the U.S. or abroad. The four centers are:
- Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
- Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
- Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
- Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)
As an anthropology major, you may consider working with the College's newest interdisciplinary program, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, a connecting point for all of the College's resources for researching and teaching race and ethnicity.
Chair: Jeffrey Cole, Professor
Assistant: Nancy Lewandowski
Department of Anthropology
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196