This course seeks to explore major trends in the history of anthropological theory. At the end of the course, you will be able to identify major schools of anthropological thought in their historical and intellectual context, and their place in the contemporary life of the discipline.
This is the preliminary version of the syllabus. Check, in class, to see if there has been an update.
Chicago Style Guide: You will be required to use this format for citations in this, and all anthropology classes. For all assignments in my classes you are required to cite every source you use (quoted, paraphrased, referenced, or based upon). You MUST use Chicago inline Citation format in your papers. I require all written assignments to include a Works Cited page -- not a Bibliography or Reference page. If you do not know the difference, be sure to ask in class.
Any paper not including inline citations will receive a zero (0). Any paper not including a properly formatted Works Cited page will receive a zero (0).
The Beeb have produced an incredible audio series on the history of Anthropology. Each audio is 15 minutes long and brutally honest and wonderful. Please check it out.
Throughout the course of the semester there will be many Friday's when we will not be holding class, face-to-face. Many Fridays, you will be required to participate in the on-line forum (discussion boards, etc.) that relates to this class or to watch one of the assigned films (see the syllabus). You will be given instructions to join this discussion boards, and the assignments are all outlined in the syllabus. This is a portion of your participation grade, so students should take this discussion seriously. Initially, all discussion on this forum will be open to post, however, each one will automatically shut down at midnight, Sunday night, following the week for which they're assigned. There will be no late postings.