ANT 340

  • ANT 340 Week 1 DQ 1 Science, Humanity, or Both?

    ANT 340 Week 1 DQ 1 Science, Humanity, or Both?

    Science, Humanity, or Both? It has been said that "anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities" (Alfred Kroeber). Drawing on the readings and podcasts  for the week, discuss whether anthropology is...

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  • ANT 340 Week 1 DQ 2 Social Progress.

    ANT 340 Week 1 DQ 2 Social Progress.

    Social Progress. Our textbook's discussion of Rousseau and Ferguson points us to two opposing views on cultural development: the "Noble Savage" perspective and the "unbroken line of progress" perspective. The "noble savage" perspective carries with it a...

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  • ANT 340 Week 2 DQ 1 Marx and Marxism

    ANT 340 Week 2 DQ 1 Marx and Marxism

    Marx and Marxism. Discuss one of the following two questions: a. In the supplementary reading "Anthropology in the 21st Century" from his book Karl Marx, Anthropologist, anthropologist Thomas Patterson suggests that "Marx was indeed an anthropologist."...

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  • ANT 340 Week 2 DQ 2 Max Weber

    ANT 340 Week 2 DQ 2 Max Weber

    Max Weber. In this discussion, we consider the work of Max Weber. Based on what is presented to us by Moberg in our textbook and Keys' article on Weber in our required reading, evaluate the contribution Weber's ideas have made to anthropology, and the...

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  • ANT 340 Week 3 DQ Early Approaches in Anthropology

    ANT 340 Week 3 DQ Early Approaches in Anthropology

    Early Approaches in Anthropology. Take any of the main approaches discussed this week – diffusionism, historical particularism, configurationism, Freudian psychology, structural functionalism,  psychological functionalism, or national...

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  • ANT 340 Week 4 DQ 1 Structure and Anti-structure

    ANT 340 Week 4 DQ 1 Structure and Anti-structure

    Structure and Anti-structure. Moberg's question on page 219 of our textbook is a provocative one, “Can inequality be consensual?”  What do you make of Moberg's critique of Barth's transactionalism as it applies to unequal exchange? (p...

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  • ANT 340 Week 5 DQ 2 Anthropology in the 21st  Century

    ANT 340 Week 5 DQ 2 Anthropology in the 21st Century

    Anthropology in the 21st Century. We have seen that anthropological theory has evolved over the last century. Where is anthropology headed in this one? Suggest and discuss two trends that you expect will take place in anthropology in the 21st century...

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  • ANT 340 Week 5 Final Paper

    ANT 340 Week 5 Final Paper

    Focus of the Final Research Paper The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to investigate and think critically about an issue in anthropology that has been subject to reflection and vigorous debate among anthropologists themselves. ...

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