16:070:528 Explanation in Anthropology

3 credits
Course Description: Analysis of modes of explanation used in anthropological studies, with consideration of such issues as holism versus individualism; essentialism versus nominalism; action explanations and other explanations; generalization and particularism; and the problem of other cultures and other periods.

Most Recent Syllabus:
Spring 2003, McCay and Vayda


Departmental Chair
Craig S. Feibel

Graduate Director
Erin Vogel
Spring 2020 office hours:
Monday 2-3 or by appointment

Graduate Assistant
Safiena Salaman