ANTH 3944 – Junior Seminar: History and Theory Of Anthropology

Explores how theory has shaped both the kinds of questions posed by anthropologists and the data yielded by particular modes of inquiry since the early twentieth century. Examines the extent to which theoretical perspectives are tied to social and cultural norms of the time, and investigates how some predominant historical paradigms in the field of anthropology shape contemporary ethnographic work. Prerequisite: ANTH 1024, 1034, or 1054,2 upper-level ANTH courses, and FYS-1104. IV; V