ANTH 400 - History of Anthropological Thought

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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


Suzanne Kent

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Dr. Suzanne Kent is a sociocultural anthropologist. Her areas of interest include transnational migration, globalization, gender, and international development. Suzanne has also been studying the ‘production of consumers’ or the ways that cultural and economic systems shape consumption-related beliefs and behaviors. She has a variety of experiences in Latin America, and she conducted her doctoral research in the small Central American country of El Salvador.

Outside of academic life, Dr. Kent enjoys recreating in the mountains, cooking, reading novels, and simply spending time with friends and family. She also likes to get around town on her bike and is grateful to live in a community that makes this an option!

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