Nov 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog
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ANTH 4990 - Hunter-Gatherers

Credits: (1-3)
Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online
Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online
Investigation of modern and recent hunter-gatherer societies using ethnographic and archaeological record from around the world.

Course Objectives:

Students will develop or improve:

  1. An understanding of the variation in the lifeways of hunting and gathering societies as well an appreciation for their achievements and rich histories.
  2. Familiarization with an anthropological perspective on foraging groups and its development.
  3. The ability to distinguish between common misconceptions/stereotypes of hunter-gatherer groups versus the reality.
  4. Comprehend the diversity of perspectives on what is “human nature” and the role foragers have and continue to play.
  5. The ability to critically read anthropological literature and discuss concepts presented in lecture and texts in an informed manner.

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