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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
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REL 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.

ANTH 102  

Credits 1

Cross-listed with ANTH 340  

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Social Science