Undergraduate Anthropology-Rock County
2022 Spring Term
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Surv. of cultural Anthroplgy with emphasis on ethnographic description, methodology & contemporary theory. Cross-cultural comparisons of societies & institutions. Course includes both humanistic & social scientific approaches to human sociocultural diversity
RELIGION, MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT
(ANT 343 & REL 343 are the same course.) Religion, magic & witchcraft are uniquely human means of reaching out to the supernatural realm in order to effect changes in the here & now. This course Introduces student to descriptions & interpretations of magico-religious beliefs & practices in a variety of cultures from an anthropological perspective, which does not attempt to judge the validity of such beliefs but to underst& their origins & functions, among other things. It examines theories about religion & some of the conceptual issues regarding the interpretation of religion & related phenomena which have interested anthropologists over time.