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    Muhlenberg College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ATH 205 - Anthropological Theory

1 course unit
This course reviews the major theoretical approaches that make anthropology unique among the social sciences.  These approaches include evolution, functionalism, structuralism, materialism and cultural ecology, interpretive and symbolic anthropology, and postmodernism.  The course is organized historically and chronologically in order to analyze the emergence and development of theories in their broader social, historical, and theoretical contexts.  The course focuses on major figures in the field and specific schools of thought, allowing students to better understand both the scientific and humanistic aspects of anthropology.
Prerequisite(s): ATH 112 Cultural Anthropology .
Meets general academic requirement W.



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