What good is anthropology? For those of you who have chosen to major in this field, you most likely have heard this question from family members and friends. This course is a response to that question, exploring what it means to practice anthropology in our own lives and in our efforts to create a more just, equitable, and humane world. Our goal will be to take anthropology out of the classroom as much as possible by developing various projects, including collaborative ethnographic research. In doing so, we will consider diverse approaches in applied and public anthropology such as community-based and participatory action research, activist scholarship, ethnographic media, and forms of writing for wider publics. Much of this work speaks to pressing social issues of our time: war and violence, urban poverty, public health, labor, migration, and environmental justice. Ultimately, we will explore not only how anthropologists have studied these issues but also how they have actively engaged them in projects for positive social change.