Jul 20, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

ANTH 363 - Anthropology of Development


The goal of this course is to develop an anthropological understanding and critique of development. It aims to examine both the discourse of development and its practice. The course focuses on the construction of the Third World as an “underdeveloped” area, and discusses the dominant theoretical paradigms of development and modernization. It assesses the reasons for the general failure of development programs based on these models to bring about meaningful and substantive change in societies in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and discusses possible alternatives to “development” as it is currently practiced. Prerequisite(s):   or   Alternate years. (4 Credits)