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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


ANTH 48 From the Sacred to Salvation: The Place of Religion in Human Societies

This course examines religions as cultural systems that give shape and meaning to people's lives and provide them a means, in the form of rituals, to affect their worlds and themselves. The emphasis is on understanding non-Western religions, especially local traditions, through the interpretation of myth, ritual, and symbolism. The relationship of religion to political power and ideology is also explored. 

Instructor

Watanabe

Prerequisite

One course in Anthropology or Religion or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or TMV; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Offered

18W: 10

Department-Specific Course Categories

CULT