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Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 353 - Culture Theory


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR
A critical examination of major issues in the study of culture since the late nineteenth century through a discussion of cultural evolution and neo-evolution, materialism and cultural ecology, functionalism and ecosystems theory, interpretive and symbolic anthropology, structuralism and political economy. Ethnography, science and humanism, and the relationships between various theories are also considered. Recent multicultural and postmodernist efforts at cultural explanation on the part of anthropologists and other scholars will be examined.
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: C. Biruk


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