Anthropology 240. Anthropology of Religion.

This course presents a theoretical perspective on religion as a cultural phenomenon. It explores the functional relationships within a variety of belief systems. It compares them across cultures and time, and, in particular, considers their intersections with subsistence strategies and political systems. Topics include: the roles of symbols and practitioners, myth and ritual, magic and cultic practice, & secularism and fundamentalism in traditional and world religions.

Course Information
  • Credit:3
  • Term:Winter
Instructors
Aram Yardumian

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