Jun 23, 2021
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
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of religion as a system within culture.
- Describe the anthropological perspective on religion.
- Develop an understanding of the cross cultural diversity of religious concepts, organizations, practice, ritual and practitioners.
- Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
- Identify the holistic perspective.
- 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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