History, Anthropology & Classics
Engage with the past.
Learn to think critically in an increasingly global world.
This program stands alone.
In Butler History, Anthropology, and Classics courses, you will learn about citizenship, politics, war, gender, race, class, sexuality, language, economics, religion, art and architecture, and many other things. Our study of History works to contextualize past events and understand their relevance for the present as well as the future. In a similar fashion, Cultural Anthropology explores present-day human practices and events to grasp how people organize themselves socially and create meaningful lives.
Butler has the only undergraduate department in the United States that integrates cultural anthropology and history in its curricula, connecting common topics, research methods, and theories—much like graduate studies do. Our students learn to think critically and write effectively. Most study away from Butler, either abroad or in Washington, DC, gaining a taste of our increasingly global world. With a History, Anthropology, or Classics degree, you’ll be equipped to carefully investigate issues and creatively solve problems on your own—essential skills for many career directions and graduate studies.