Jun 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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ANTH& 234 - Religion and Culture

Credits: 5
Introduces the concepts and theories characterizing the anthropological study of religion as a system within culture. Focuses on the cross-cultural examination of religious organizations, beliefs, rituals and practitioners.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101 ; or instructor’s permission.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of religion as a system within culture.
  2. Describe the anthropological perspective on religion.
  3. Develop an understanding of the cross cultural diversity of religious concepts, organizations, practice, ritual and practitioners.

Program Outcomes
  1. Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
  2. Identify the holistic perspective.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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