Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 229 - Critique of Civilization 3 s.h.

This course explores the concept of civilization and its opposite, the primitive or savage, from anthropology's unique cross-cultural perspective. We will examine how these paired concepts figure prominently in the origin and development of anthropology, and how anthropology ultimately challenges the validity of both. This intellectual history touches upon the ideologies and social consequences of progressivism, romanticism, colonialism, neocolonialism, environmentalism, indigenism, the New Age, neoconservativism, and traditionalist social movements. The course is lecture based and includes several writing assignments. A-E Only. Offered Irregularly.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 100  or ANTH 105  or ANTH 140 .