ANTH 3421: Foundations of Anthropological Theory
Seminar - 4 credits
- Introduces the foundations of anthropological theory.
- Examines recurring themes surrounding structure and agency, culture and power, and the tension between the individual and society.
- Addresses these questions by returning to anthropology's Enlightenment roots, early evolutionary thought, classic and contemporary theories, as well as ongoing critiques of the discipline.
- Explores different schools of thought, including functionalism, structural functionalism, symbolism, interpretivism, and more recent theoretical developments that address history, political economy, reflexivity, poststructuralism, and feminism, as well as transnational/global and activist approaches.
- Requires prior completion of two ANTH courses numbered 1000 or above.
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