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The Anthropology of "Religion"
RELI 395
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 395

This course will introduce students to a cross-cultural, comparative perspective on religious practice and belief. The course will examine a number of religious traditions and anthropological debates, while posing an underlying conceptual question: How have anthropologists used the concept of "religion" to explain -- or perhaps, explain away -- seemingly radical forms of cultural difference? How, in other words, have the wildly diverse practices and beliefs of communities throughout the world been subsumed within the category of "religion"? What is gained and lost in this act of comparison and generalization?

Essential Capabilities: None
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)

Last Updated on MAR-22-2023
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