Course Detail

Theory in Anthropology

Instructor
Ruhlen

Theoretical and interpretive perspectives in modern cultural anthropology. Issues include functionalism, historical analysis, cultural evolution, ecology, cultural materialism, structuralism, and symbolic analysis. Writings of major thinkers, including Radcliffe-Brown, Harris, Levi-Strauss, Douglas, Geertz, Turner, Godelier, and Sahlins.

One of the courses satisfying the Theory requirement for the major in Anthropology.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.


Prerequisites:

ANT 101 or permission of the instructor. (Fall)