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ANTH 206 Anthropology of Religion

This course aims to cross-culturally explore some of the ideas surrounding the concept of religion. Definitions of religion, and other related concepts such as ritual, are explored in light of early and contemporary anthropological theory. The course examines broader theoretical issues within the context of living world religions, and a range of ethnographic material from various parts of the world. Anthropological approaches to theories of religion and belief – specifically religious thought, practice and ‘spirituality’, and their organization, significance and meaning – are also discussed. At the end of this course, students would have acquired a good sense of the ideological similarities and differences between people from different societies and cultures. (3,0,0)

Transfer Credits 
Please refer to the BC Transfer Guide.

ANTH 102, SOCI 101 or 102