ANTHR 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 Spring.

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

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: RELST 3420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt