2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

ANT 305 Theory in Anthropology

3 hours 

Students will examine and critically analyze theories and concepts of cultural anthropology, concentrating upon the intellectual roots and context that surrounded their emergence, as well as contemporary perspectives, methods, and theories. Theories and concepts include: ethnocentrism, human universals, cultural relativism, gender, material-, social- and symbolic-structuralisms, colonialism, (post)modernism, (post)structuralism, and neoliberal globalization. Students will assess anthropology the intersection of theory and methodology, exploring analytic approaches to socio-cultural phenomena and the research techniques used to study human similarities and differences across space and over time.




ENG 201, ANT 101, ANT 220