Studying Anthropology at GW
Like mathematics or music, anthropology is one of the few genuine vocations. One can discover it in oneself even when one is taught nothing about it. — Claude Lévi-Strauss
The department actively takes advantage of the unique resources Washington has to offer. We are proud of the breadth and depth of our course offerings and of our 120-year-long relationship with the Smithsonian Institution.”
GW Anthropology Society
Members of the GW Anthropology Society are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge within their field. Through the diffusion of ideas, camaraderie, and interdependence between the four subfields of anthropology, members strive to promote a holistic approach to the study of the human condition, its history and biology.
The Anthropology Society sponsors our annual Halloween pumpkin-carving contest and holds other social and educational functions, such as the Darwin's Day Potlatch.
Visit the Anthropology Society webpage.