ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Greensburg Campus Catalog
   

ANTH 1110 - ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
What are people like? What motivates them? How is "culture" constituted? How do we study culture, past and present? What might be the distinctions between culture and society in approaches to the study of human behavior? To what extent is human behavior comparable and universal? This course seeks to address these questions by examining the development of theory in anthropology from its 19th century roots to the present. We shall do this by looking at some major paradigms (evolution, structuralism, processualism, post structuralism, etc.) And methodologies that have shaped the cultural component of anthropology (sociocultural anthropology and archaeology) as we find it today. This course is required for students in the sociocultural track, and is recommended for students in the archaeology track.
Academic Career: UGRD
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: ANTH 0582  or ANTH 0780 ; PLAN: Anthroplogy major


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