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ANTH 2233 – The Anthropology of Religion

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course surveys anthropological approaches to the study of religion. Topics will include religious specialists, such as shamans, sorcerers and priests; practices such as witchcraft, sacrifice, spirit possession, and healing; the role of religion and religious rituals in various cultures; and the ways in which religious belief and practice responds to and promotes social and cultural change.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1103 or consent of the department.