Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 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.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

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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