Anthropology at UNM combines ethnology and linguistics into a single concentration in order to provide broad training. The program emphasizes the productive relationships between anthropological theory and practice by encouraging students to pursue research that addresses the concerns of the people with whom they work while at the same time sharpening the focus and purpose of sociocultural theory. Students obtain a strong foundation in sociocultural theory, the anthropology of language, and public anthropology. Key concerns include cultural and linguistic revitalization, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, human rights, ethnoaesthetics, expressive culture, land, water, health, historical consciousness, public policy, ritual, and tourism. Methodological training in ethnographic fieldwork, visual documentation, museum studies and the analysis of speech-based interaction is regularly offered. Special area strengths include Latin America, the US Southwest, and Native North America.