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2021-2022 Catalog

REL 250 Anthropology of Religion

As the United States and European colonial powers expanded into places like Africa, Native North America, Melanesia, and Australia (to name a few), different national traditions of anthropology developed an ever evolving toolbox of approaches and techniques for understanding the religious lives of Euro-American Others. This course is an introduction to this "toolbox" of anthropological theories and methods of studying religion from the Victorian era to the present. The course will also attend to voices in the discipline critical of the way anthropology constructs "religion" as an object of analysis. [SS, W]

Cross Listed Courses

A&S 250


A&S 102 or A&S 103, or REL 101