With this focus, the study of Anthropology plays a vital role within the College. It can provide a theoretical and methodological center for various interdisciplinary programs at the College, such as Black Studies, Asian Studies, Middle East and North Africa Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and International Studies. It can also provide the cross-cultural perspective necessary for students planning careers in other fields, including engineering, architecture, education, heritage management (i.e. museums and public archaeology), international development and international relations, journalism, medicine and public health, social work, and allied professions. All of these fields require knowledge of social interaction, a respect for cultural difference and histories, and a commitment to public and community engagement. This focus also serves majors and minors well, providing a firm foundation for graduate work for those who choose to go on in the field. Most importantly, it provides all students with a framework for understanding themselves in the context of their community, nation, and world.