1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 2240

Course Name: 
Progress
Career: 
Undergraduate
Units: 
3.00

An ideal of progress has motivated Westerners since the Enlightenment, and is confirmed by rapid technological innovation. Theories of social evolution also foresaw, however, the extinction of those left behind. This course addresses the ideological roots of our notion of progress, the relation between technological and social progress, and what currently threatens our confidence in the inevitability of progress.