Conflict, Security, and Well-Being (CSWB) is an Anthropology minor track designed for International Studies majors who are interested in learning what global citizenship means for them personally.

Anthropology as a discipline is committed to an understanding of human diversity and making intelligible different ways of inhabiting the world. Whereas anthropology was once seen as confined to the study of primitive societies, contemporary anthropology is fully engaged in asking how the cultural diversity we encounter raises ethical and political questions about the universality of human rights, or the impact of globalization on livelihoods in metropolitan centers, or the resurgence of piracy as an economic activity. The faculty in the Department of Anthropology specialize in several regions of the world, including Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America. Courses offered at the undergraduate level cover a wide variety of topics and regional specializations.

The CSWB major-minor track with International Studies offers a specialized set of courses, requiring two core courses and four electives, which will allow students to apply anthropological approaches to understand contemporary issues such as the crisis of democracy, the changing nature of war, what human security entails in precarious environments, or the pressures of pandemics upon systems

Declaring the Conflict, Security, and Well-Being Major-Minor Track

International Studies students wishing to declare the track must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Anthropology and with the International Studies Program Director or Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies to notify them of your intent to pursue the track.
  2. Declare Anthropology as your minor by completing the electronic minor declaration form located in SIS under the Registration tab and Online Forms.


  • AS.070.295 Conflict and Security in a Global World
  • AS.070.273 Ethnographies
  • Two elective courses at the 100-200 level within the Anthropology Department
  • Two elective courses at the 300-level or higher within the Anthropology Department


Dr. Scott MacLochlainn
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
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Dr. Veena Das
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Anthropology
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