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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 487 - Theory in Anthropology

This course introduces students to the broad range of explanations for social and cultural phenomena used by anthropologists since the emergence of the discipline in the 19th century. 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. 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. Fall semester. (4 Credits)