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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Department of Anthropology is a tight-knit community of faculty and students that learn from one another. As an undergraduate department with a focus on cultural anthropology, faculty and students in the Anthropology program from Georgetown University not only work together in the classroom but also outside the classroom by hosting speakers and a student-led Anthropology Collective.
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Overview

Faculty research and teaching areas of interest include human rights, legal anthropology, political ecology, postcolonialism, social movements, migration, trafficking, labor, religion, race and gender. Faculty have conducted research in Columbia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Iraq, Turkey, France, Siberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Africa, and the United States. The Department's faculty not only are active scholars but also regularly engage with policy makers, the media, and non-governmental organizations. The faculty's scholarship and advocacy are a part of what has been termed "public anthropology." This commitment to social justice, both in and out of the classroom, dovetails with Georgetown's mission to understand -- and take action on -- issues of injustice close to home and across the globe.

The programme

Anthropological thinking and methods can be used in range of settings such as in government agencies, courts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and hospitals. Anthropology courses give students the tools and analytical framework to examine the cultural logic undergirding various communities around the world. Our courses in the Anthropology program from Georgetown University prompt questioning of how power shapes individuals' lives and how social change happens. Some courses have a field-research component which allows students to navigate new communities in Washington D.C.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Imagination
  • Doing Anthropological Fieldwork
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Crisis & Creativity in the Arab World
  • Love and Hate in the Digital Age
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • African Cultural Modernities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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