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2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

ANT 210 - Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft (1)

The course provides a cross-cultural perspective on religious beliefs, practices, and world views. Students survey some of the theoretical approaches to the study of religion, and are provided with tools to examine religions within their cultural contexts. Topics include spiritual healing, rites of passage, sorcery, witchcraft, shamanism, and syncretic religions like Hatian Vodou. Using ethnographic texts and films, students will explore some of the ways that religious and spiritual practice shape peoples’ lives. Prerequisite: ANT 101  or SOC 370 . Alternate years.
(Social Science)