2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

ANT 317 Anthropology of Development

3 hours 

This course examines the principles, methods, and approaches to the anthropology of international development-the global industry that creates, implements and assesses the policies and practices meant to improve the social conditions for countries of the former colonial world, typically referred to as developing nations. Students will examine some key questions: what are development and underdevelopment? What is the third world and how was it created? What problems does it face and how is it changing? What factors influence the success or failure of development and aid programs? The relationship between anthropology and the development industry will be considered, as well as assessing anthropological engagement with international development.




ENG 201, ANT 101