Courses > ANT198.1 - Expressions of Spirituality:Anthropology of the Supernatural
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This is an anthropological, cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in various societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, native North America and elsewhere. The emphasis of the course is on understanding beliefs and rituals within their social context and on broad comparisons to derive insight into the general functions of beliefs and rituals in human life. By utilizing lectures, readings, film and class activities students will cultivate a critical understanding of the diverse expressions of "Religion" found throughout the world.
3 hours lecture
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