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Subject:

Anthropology

Title:

ANTHR-120 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion in the Americas - (SC) - 3 Units

Instructor:

Cross, Lauren

Recom: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent



Course

Section

Days

Time

Room

Units

Start/Stop Dates

ANTHR-120

1494

TTH

12:30-1:45pm

LA-208A

3 Units

Full Term


Catalog Course Description
ANTHR-120 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion in the Americas
3 - 3 Units SC
Degree Applicable
Variable Hours
 
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent
A cross-cultural, multi-cultural examination of the forms and functions of supernatural belief systems and associated rituals that have developed in various societies in the Americas. Basic ethnographic and archaeological concepts and methodologies will be introduced and applied to the assessment and analysis of selected New World cultural/religious traditions. Emphasis will be placed on understanding religious belief systems within their given social contexts. The course will also provide a comparative assessment of the major prehistoric and historic social and religious patterns that developed in the Americas, and will include a cross-cultural comparison of the social and religious traditions that developed within various Native American, African-American, Latino/Hispanic American, and Euro-American communities in order to illustrate major systems types and to provide insight into the general functions of religious belief and ritual in human life. CSU, UC

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