ANTH 400 - Seminar: Anthropological Theory
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor or department chairperson
See Addenda for changes to this course, effective Spring 2018.
This course is a survey of the foundations of cultural and archaeological theory, including cultural evolutionism, structuralism, American historical-particularism, British functionalism and structural-functionalism, French structuralism and current directions in American, European and Third World anthropological thought. Theories of archaeology will also be examined, including traditional evolutionary perspectives, the New Archaeology and contemporary critiques, drawing upon social systems analysis. Offered every third semester. May be taken for graduate-level credit. (CWRM)