May 21, 2018  
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANT 307 - The Ideal Society and State

3 credits
Prerequisites: SOC 101 or ANT 111 or SOC/ANT 113 or PSC 101
What is an ideal society like? Explores from an anthropological perspective different political systems in an attempt to answer the following questions: 1) Are there just societies? 2) Why search for Utopia and what is the significance of utopian thinking?) Where is the focus of political power and how does it change? 4) How do state societies evolve? 5) What is a nation? Cross-listed as SOC 307