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    Macalester College
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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 487 - Theory in Anthropology

This course introduces students to the development of social and cultural theory in anthropology from its origins in the 19th century to the period of decolonization following World War II. The course focuses on the development of three broad theoretical approaches: the American school of cultural anthropology, British social anthropology, and the French school that emerged from the work of Durkheim and his followers. The course also examines theoretical approaches such as cultural materialism, and symbolic and interpretive approaches to the study of culture. Alternate years. Fall semester. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing.  Students should have at least two courses in anthropology including   or ANTH 111 , or the permission of the instructor. (4 Credits)