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The Anthropology of Religion
RELI 395
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 395

What do we study when we study religion? What can be observed, documented, and concluded from the anthropological study of religion? This course will introduce students to a cross-cultural, comparative perspective on religious practice and belief, and has a significant methods component. Students will be expected to do independent field research in a local religious community. Methodological exercises will be interspersed with theoretical readings that focus on religious practice and religious speech.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will develop intercultural literacy and interpretive skills by examining the religious traditions of diverse communities, by exploring the role of anthropology and religious studies as scholarly fields in producing knowledge about religious practices, and by conducting independent field research in a local religious community.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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