Dr. Richard Chacon
Class meets virtually from 18:00 to 19:20 (Moscow time) on TUE & THU.
The course runs from TUE February 8 to THU March 3, 2022.
Final exam will be on MON March 7, 2022.
All reading materials will be provided by the instructor.
Course description and objectives
This course will cover all of the major past and present Anthropological theories with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical approaches (36% of all lectures focus on modern Anthropological Theory). Since none of these anthropological approaches developed in a vacuum, the course will examine the various socio-political and historical factors which shaped the development of all major theories. Therefore, students will gain a deep understanding of how and why the discipline of Anthropology emerged the way it did. Students will be able to articulate the role of theory in Anthropology. Students will also develop the ability to communicate effectively about the basic concepts and theoretical premises of Anthropology.
Grades will be based on the points earned on one final exam comprised of 4 essay questions (250 points each) worth a maximum of 1000 points.
Grade scale (out of 1000 possible points)
850-1000 = 5
650-849 = 4
500-649 = 3
499 or less = 2
Lecture # 1 Historical Foundations of Anthropology
Lecture # 2: Historical Foundations of Anthropology (continued)
Lecture # 3: 19th Century Anthropological Theory
Lecture # 4: Early 20th Century Anthropological Theory)
Lecture # 5: 20th Century Anthropological Theory)
Lecture # 6: 20th Century Anthropological Theory (continued)
Lecture # 7: 20th Century Anthropological Theory (continued)
Lecture # 8: Anthropological Functionalism
Lecture # 9: Emic Anthropological Theory
Lecture # 10: Modern Anthropological Theory
Lecture # 11: Modern Anthropological Theory (continued)
Lecture # 12: Modern Anthropological Theory (continued)
Lecture # 13: Modern Anthropological Theory (continued)
Lecture # 14: Modern Anthropological Theory (continued)