Anthropological Theories of Religion

3 credits


Religious Studies
College of Arts and Science

(same as ANTHRO 4380; cross-leveled with REL_ST 7380, ANTHRO 7380). 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.


Can only count for one of these categories.