Sociology and Anthropology
The faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology have a combined interest in culture. Because the society in which we live is so diverse and our world is so interconnected, our mission is to give students opportunities to examine critically their own lives and values in the context of the United States and other societies and communities.
Through our commitment to a liberal arts education, we prepare our students for a variety of careers and professions. We also provide training that will enable our majors to pursue professional careers in anthropology, archaeology, and sociology. Our curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and develop the basic skills required for graduate study.
We believe that anthropology and sociology provide a special opportunity for students to transcend the narrow boundaries of their own experience and society.
Don Gaylord Joins Our Department
Washington and Lee University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology is delighted to welcome our new staff archaeologist/instructor, Don Gaylord.
Lynn G. Chin Joins Our Department
Lynn G. Chin joined the W&L Anthropology/Sociology faculty as a new Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Fall of 2012.
WVTF Reports on the Real Thanksgiving Feast
Monday, December 02, 2013
The authentic Thanksgiving feast held on the Washington and Lee campus was the subject of a feature story on WVTF, the public radio station based in Roanoke, Va.
W&L Anthropology Students Explore Thanksgiving Myths
Monday, November 25, 2013
One week before Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner, anthropology and history students at Washington and Lee University tasted recipes from the original Thanksgiving dinnerwell, exc...
W&L Students Partner on Jordan's Point Project
Monday, October 07, 2013
W&L's Archaeology program is joining forces with the Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) to conduct research on Jordan's Point as part of HLF's effort to get the area designated as a state...