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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 310 - Myth, Ritual and Magic (3 credits)

This is an anthropological course that will examine ancient & historical cultures’ supernatural beliefs, ritual practices, and mystical symbolism, and how these reflect societies’ values and world views about power, gender, and identity. Topics will include: “goddess” cults, witchcraft, spirits/demons, shamans, divination, sacrifice, magic, and cult objects. We will approach these topics through the study of folklore, mythology, historical, and archaeological evidence.