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2010-2011 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANT 354 - Anthropological Theory

3 credits
Prerequisites: SOC 101 or ANT 111, or SOC/ANT 113; one upper-level sociology or anthropology course; and Junior or Senior standing
Introduction to the past and present theoretical debates amongst anthropologists and the continuing influence of major social thinkers such as Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Focus is on developing a critical understanding of anthropologists’ efforts to understand the nature of culture and society and assessing the explanatory power of key theoretical paradigms.