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ANTH 055: Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

Course Description

This course is a cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in various contemporary societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, native North America and elsewhere. The course is designed to introduce anthropological approaches to the understanding of cultural beliefs in the supernatural. This course considers supernatural beliefs and rituals to develop insights into the functional aspects of religious beliefs and institutions in our lives.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    F. Cultural Diversity
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
Last Updated 7/19/23