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Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 340 - Seminar on Religion in Anthropological Perspective


In various places throughout the world, people are killing themselves and others in the name of Religion or “religious beliefs.” Attempts to make sense of these and other phenomena (such as trance, fundamentalism and ecstatic worship) that we call religious often reveal deep-seated prejudices and unfounded assumptions. This seminar examines how anthropologists have sought to understand such phenomena from the perspectives of practitioners in order to develop conceptual frameworks that facilitate cross-cultural understanding.

Prerequisites
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  

Credits 1



Notes
Cross-listed with REL 340  

Area
Social Science

Division
Social Science

Foundation
Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Social Science