2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review) 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review)
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ATH 205 - Anthropological Theory

Course unit(s): 1
Meets GAR: Meets general academic requirement W.
Prerequisite(s): ATH 112 Cultural Anthropology .
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.



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