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AN3200 - Anthropology of Religion, Ritual, and Myth

Credits: 3

Explores human belief systems through analysis of selected religions, rituals, myths, legends, and folktales cross-culturally. Examines various anthropological, Freudian, Jungian, and symbolic interpretations of the meanings and uses of these traditions from selected areas, such as Africa, Oceania, Asia, Europe, North or South America. Selected topics include shamanic traditions, voudoun and Santeria, creation myths, legends of heroes and heroines, the motifs in folktales, with a limited section on religions of the Great Traditions. Falls. Prerequisite(s): AN 2210 or SO 2220.