ANTHR 201

Foundations of Social Theory.

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

In this course, students will be able to explain and understand the theoretical and philosophical antecedents of modern social theory, including such pivotal thinkers as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Sigmund Freud. Students will grasp how these thinkers are pivotal to the discipline of anthropology.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

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3

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3

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3

Fixed

0

Title

Anthropological Theory

Learning Outcome

This course will lead to four learning outcomes: 1) knowledge of the foundational theorists of social science; 2) personal skills in evaluating the relevance and /or applicability of their theories; 3) recognition of the reliance on foundational theory in our world today, and; 4) increased aptitude for critical thinking and expression.

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will gain an increased aptitude for critical thinking and expression.

Title

Social Theory: Research Skills and Methods

Learning Outcome

Students will gain a knowledge of the foundational theorists of social science.

Title

Human Cultural Diversity

Learning Outcome

Students will gain personal skills in evaluating the relevance and/or applicability of the theories of the foundational theorists in the social sciences as well as a recognition of the reliance on foundational theory in our world today.