Prerequisites: Graduate Standing Required.
This course reviews the history of ideas in cultural anthropology. Students will read key works in the field, write short abstracts of what they have read, and discuss them in seminar. Master's students are required and new PhD students are recommended to take all four Proseminar courses. It is recommended that students register for two Proseminar courses per semester during their first year of study. Each 7-week course will be devoted to the history of ideas in one of the four graduate program tracks (cultural, biological, archaeology, evolutionary ecology).