The Engaged Scholars Program is transitioning into an Engaged Scholarship Certificate. Anthropology is no longer accepting new ESP applications. More information about this change is available on the Swearer Center’s ESC website. For any questions contact [email protected]
Engaged scholars combine hands-on experiences such as internships, public service, humanitarian and development work with their academic learning in order to develop a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, social engagement. While most anthropology courses have some sort of ‘engaged’ element, being an Engaged Scholar in Anthropology means making a commitment to engaging more actively and intensively with the communities in which a student is living.
For example, in ANTH 1301, Anthropology of Homelessness, students volunteer to support homeless individuals and families in Providence. In ANTH 1312, Stratified Reproduction, students design and implement research projects in partnership with Rhode Island-based home visiting programs that serve new mothers and fathers in need.