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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 301 - M/Religion, Society, and Culture

Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
General Education Area(s): Other World Civilizations

A survey of the theories of religion based on a comparative study of ethnographic evidence from Western and non-Western cultures. Emphasis is on the cognitive roots, social functions, psychological impact, and cultural meanings of religion. The relevance of religion to the contemporary world in a time of modernization and globalization is probed, so is the nature of fundamentalism from a historical as well as contemporary perspective. Offered spring, odd years.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 100  or ANTH 101  or permission of instructor.

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