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    Jun 19, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ANTH 3360 - Race: Biological Fact or Cultural Construct?

Goals: To understand and critically evaluate the concept of race in the history of anthropology and to understand the role anthropology has played in the development of a Euro-American racial world view. To understand the biological processes that produce clonal patterns of human variation and the distinction between these processes and the cultural construction of racial categories.

Content: The race concept, biological determinism, Boasian opposition to racial determinism, polytypic human variation and adaptation, behavioral genetics, American racial world view and its attitudinal, behavioral, and institutional manifestation as racism.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisite: ANTH 1160.

Credits: 4 credits