Theoretical and interpretive perspectives in modern cultural anthropology. Issues include functionalism, historical analysis, cultural evolution, ecology, cultural materialism, structuralism, and symbolic analysis. Writings of major thinkers, including Radcliffe-Brown, Harris, Levi-Strauss, Douglas, Geertz, Turner, Godelier, and Sahlins.
One of the courses satisfying the Theory requirement for the major in Anthropology.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
ANT 101 or permission of the instructor. (Fall)