University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 620 - Magic, Witchcraft & Religion

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

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

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

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