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. Analysis of the forms and functions of myths, rituals, altered states of consciousness, spirit possession, religious movements, witchcraft, and curing. Investigation of the relationship between science, supernatural belief systems, and medicine. Examples dawn from many different cultures and addresses multiple aspects of people’s religious and spiritual lives. (CSU, UC)