Undergraduate Religion-Rock County
2023 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION
This course Introduces students to various methods employed in the academic study of religion and will provide opportunity for students to apply these methods to diverse expressions of the religious life. This course is primarily a global awareness competencies course.
RELIGION, MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT
Religion, magic and witchcraft are uniquely human means of reaching out to the supernatural realm in order to effect changes in the here and now. This course Introduces student to descriptions and interpretations of magico-religious beliefs and practices in a variety of cultures from an anthropological perspective, which does not attempt to judge the validity of such beliefs but to understand their origins and functions, among other things. It examines theories about religion and some of the conceptual issues regarding the interpretation of religion and related phenomena which have interested anthropologists