RELST 3420

RELST 3420

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Examines how systems of thought, symbolic forms, and ritual practice are formulated and expressed in primarily non-Western societies. Focuses on anthropological interpretations of space, time, cosmology, myth, classificatory systems (e.g., color, totems, food, dress, kinship), taboos, sacrifice, witchcraft, sorcery, and rites of passage (birth, initiation, marriage, death). Examines both the roles of specialists (e.g., spirit mediums, curers, priests, ascetics) and nonspecialists in producing these cultural forms.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 3420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17793 RELST 3420   LEC 001

  • 17794 RELST 3420   DIS 201

  • 17795 RELST 3420   DIS 202