ANTHR 202

Foundations of Anthropological Theory

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

This class will introduce students to the ideas of foundational thinkers in cultural and archaeological anthropology from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day. Students will be expected to apply these thinkers' ideas to their own research projects.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will gain a knowledge of the foundational theorists of both sociocultural and archaeological anthropology, particularly at the turn of the 20th century.

Title

Research Skills and Methods

Learning Outcome

Students will gain personal skills in evaluating the relevance and/or applicability of foundational theorists in sociocultural anthropology and archaeology.

Title

Human Cultural Diversity

Learning Outcome

Students will gain a recognition of our reliance on foundational theory in our world today.

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

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