ANTH 211

Myth, Magic, World Religions

Course Description

This course will take an anthropological perspective to the study of religions which will include indigenous religions and religions that originated in Asia, India and the Middle East. The role of contemporary religious movements in a rapidly changing world will be examined.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the concepts, methods and theories central to anthropology of religion.
  • Illustrate examples of ethnocentric bias and solutions of cultural relativism.
  • Compare common features of religious traditions.
  • Compare insiders' and outsiders' perspectives on religious traditions.
  • Explain the varied functions of religious traditions in societies.
  • Identify archaeological evidence of religion.
  • Examine religions in indigenous societies from an anthropological perspective.
  • Examine the world religions that originated in East Asia, India and the Middle East from an anthropological perspective.
  • Identify patterns of religious change.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 211141009Myth Magic World Religions 3Roney-Hays S 3/31/0Open
M W 10:00AM-11:20AMLA140
 211142374Myth Magic World Religion Online3Worden J$30.008/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2016

 211112364Myth Magic World Religions Online3Jenzen C$30.0031/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; ANTHROPOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 211111006Myth Magic World Religions 3Jenzen C 31/31/0Open
T R 03:00PM-04:20PMLA140
 211111020Myth Magic World Religions 3Roney-Hays S 31/31/0Open
M W 10:00AM-11:20AMLA140
 211112386Myth Magic World Religions Online3Worden J$30.0031/31/0Open

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