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ANTHRO 4380 - Anthropological Theories of Religion

Anthropology - College of Arts and Science

Behavioral Science (BEH) or Humanities & Fine Arts (HFA) (can only count for one of these categories)

Credit Hours: 3

(same as REL_ST 4380). Course provides a critical evaluation of anthropological explanations of various forms of traditional religious behavior such as magic, shamanism, divination, ritual, mythology, and witchcraft. The anthropological explanations examined range from nineteenth century classics to the current approaches of today. Prerequisites: ANTHRO 2030, ANTHRO 2100 or REL_ST 2100, or instructor's consent.

Course approved on April 13, 2005.

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