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ANTHR 5400: Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

(Dual-listed with ANTHR 3400/ RELIG 3400). (Cross-listed with RELIG 5400).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Survey of global religious belief and practice from an anthropological perspective. Emphasis on myth and ritual, shamanism, magic, witchcraft, beliefs in spirits, conceptions of the soul, mind and body relationships, and healing and therapeutic practices. Discussion of religious response to dramatic political and social change; effects of globalization on religious practice. Meets International Perspectives Requirement. (Typically Offered: Spring)