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ANTH-400 History of Anthropological Theory

Surveys major anthropological theories (e.g., evolutionism, functionalism, structuralism, symbolism and postmodernism) and theorists (e.g., Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, Lévi-Strauss, Geertz and Clifford). Examines how ideas about culture have changed over time. Takes a critical perspective by locating both theories and theorists within national and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: ANTH-162. 4 SH. CC: Historical Perspectives.