ANTH 400 - History of Anthropological Thought

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Anthropological theory from its beginnings in 19th century through recent developments into the 20th century. Junior or senior standing.


ANTH 100 (Introductory Cultural Anthropology) or ANTH 200 (Cultures and the Global System); ANTH 120 (Human Origins and Variation); ANTH 121 (Human Origins and Variation Laboratory); ANTH 140 (Introduction to Prehistory).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Archaeological Theory in Practice (2012)
    Urban, Patricia A. and Schortman, Edward
    ISBN: 978-1598746297
  • The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, 2nd Ed. (2017)
    Marks, Jonathan
    ISBN: 978-0190490997
  • Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists, 4th Ed. (2012)
    Moore, Jerry D.
    ISBN: 978-0759122185