Conflict, Security, and Well-Being is an anthropology track designed for international studies majors interested in learning what global citizenship means for them personally. This track substitutes for an anthropology minor. In effect, those who declare this track receive an anthropology minor and an adviser within the Department of Anthropology

The Conflict, Security, & Well-Being Anth/IS Track 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:

  1. the crisis of democracy,
  2. the changing nature of war
  3. what human security entails in precarious environments, or
  4. the pressures of pandemics upon systems

How to Declare the Track

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

Meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology and with the Director of the International Studies Program to officially declare the track.


A total of six courses are required for the Anth/IS track:

  • 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

Please address all questions and concerns to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Scott MacLochlainn, at [email protected].