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ANTH 420 - Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

(3 units) CO11
Nature and functions of religion in various societies, the development of theoretical concepts in the anthropological study of religious and magical phenomena.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Students will be able to evaluate and explain different theoretical approaches to religion in anthropology, and their foundations in social theory.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with methodological approaches to studying religion in anthropology, and how the methods differ the study of religion in other fields.
3. Student will be able to discuss how religions change in light of historical and contemporary local and global processes.
4. Students will be able to define and criticize key terms in anthropology of religion, such as magic, witchcraft, sorcery, myth, ritual.


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