Sep 28, 2020  
Course Catalog 2005-2006 
Course Catalog 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 353 - Culture Theory

3 SS, CD, WR
First Semester. A critical examination of major issues in the study of culture over the past century and a quarter through a discussion of such theoretical topics as cultural evolution and neo-evolution, materialism and cultural ecology, functionalism and ecosystems theory, interpretive and symbolic anthropology, structuralism, and political economy. The role of ethnography, the scientific and humanistic dimensions of anthropology, 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.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: Junior- or senior-level standing, ANTH 101, and one additional course in anthropology.
Enrollment Limit: 25.

Credits: 3 hours

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