2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin


Course Description

AN 440 History of Anthropology 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisite: AN 100 or AN 101.

Students in this course receive a comprehensive overview of the history of the field of Anthropology from an international perspective. We explore Anthropology’s early obsessions, sociological and evolutionary thought, and the various successes and failures along the way. We also delve into postmodernism, anthropological regionalism, historical particularism, functionalism, neo-materialism, structuralism, ethno-science, globalization, processualism, behavioral ecology, and applied anthropology, among other topics. Our path begins in Medieval Europe in the 16th century and crosses into the present.