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Last approved: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:08:11 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:08:11 GMT

Change Type
Minor
ANT (Anthropology)
411
000784
Dual-Level Course
Yes
511
Cross-listed Course
No
Overview of Anthropological Theory
Anthropological Theory
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sociology (16SOC)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Alexander Newell
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5050NoThis course is an upper division course and has less that 50 students each time it is taught.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: ANT 252 and ANT 310 or ANT 325 or ANT 330 or ANT 345 or ANT 346 or ANT 354
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
A detailed introduction to anthropological theory, interpretive styles and research techniques of major nineteenth and twentieth century anthropologists working within the analytic frameworks of their times, positions espoused by anthropologists in contemporary debates concerning the discipline's future. Students cannot receive credit for both ANT 411 and ANT 511.

Additional ethnography courses were recently approved, so we are adding new courses as prerequisites that are considered appropriate foundations for the understanding of anthropological theory.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course is a part of this instructor's regular responsibilities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:


1. Explain the major theoretical perspectives anthropologists use to study human culture.


2. Identify key social and cultural theorists and their impact on the discipline.


3. Compare and contrast the analytical and explanatory power of different anthropological theories.


4. Describe the trajectories and the lineages of anthropological theory in relationship to their historical and social contexts.


5. Evaluate the contributions of significant theories from the past to contemporary dialogues and debates in anthropology


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Essay60%Theoretical essays
See syllabus for graduate level expectations.
Participation10%discussing and commenting as a class about course material
See syllabus for graduate level expectations.
Forum_post20%Nota Bene online discussion.
See syllabus for graduate level expectations.
Project10%Theory Trading Cards group project.
See syllabus for graduate level expectations.
See syllabus for graduate student expectations

mlnosbis 11/23/2016: No overlapping courses. Graduate evaluation methods should also be on the CIM form as additional lines in the evaluation methods section.
ghodge 12/6/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers. Comment: Suggest that both undergrad and grad requirements be listed in CIM

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-This syllabus requires an extra 50-minute weekly course meeting for grad students, but no additional course credit. I'm not sure this is consistent with University policy
-Graduate faculty status of instructor? Associate
n51ls801 (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:00:15 GMT): Rollback: clerical error
n51ls801 (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:44:58 GMT): The syllabus says, "Discriminative language or treatment of individuals based on any kind of biological or cultural difference is prohibited by the university: see http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-04-25-05." The underlying intention is admirable; the description of the university policy may not be wholly accurate. Perhaps an expert on the policy can review.
aeherget (Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:09:17 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email 11/21/2016.
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