History of Anthropological Thought
Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 and Junior/Senior status or consent of instructor.
This theory course is a survey of major conceptual and theoretical developments in anthropology from the early nineteenth century to the present. The course will cover both individual contributions and the creation of Schools of Thought including individuals such as Franz Boas, Bronislaw Malinowski, A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Julian Steward, Leslie White, Marvin Harris, Edmund Leach, E.O. Wilson, Harold Conklin, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz. Students will read excerpts from the original works by these authors.