ANTH 400 | History of Anthropological Thought - CSU Online

ANTH 400 - History of Anthropological Thought

  • 3 credits

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

This course can be applied towards:


ANTH 100 (Introduction to 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); senior status.

Textbook 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 (2010)
    Marks, Jonathan
    ISBN: 978-0195157031
  • Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists, 4th Ed. (2012)
    Moore, Jerry D.
    ISBN: 978-0759122185


Suzanne Kent

(970) 491-5447 |

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!