ANTH 0009. Magic, Witchcraft, Ritual, Myth and Religion

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Exploration of supernatural beliefs and practices around the world and over time. Cross-cultural survey and analysis of the forms and functions of myths, rituals, altered states of consciousness, spirit possession, messianic and cargo cults, witchcraft, and curing. Investigation of the relationship between medicine, science, myth, and supernatural belief systems in Western and non-Western societies. (CSU, UC)