Five College Consortium

THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
274
Institution: 
Smith College
What can anthropologists teach us about religion as a social phenomenon? This course traces significant anthropological approaches to the study of religion, asking what these approaches contribute to our understanding of religion in the contemporary world. Topics include religious experience and rationality; myth, ritual and magic; rites of passage; function and meaning; power and alienation; religion and politics. Readings are drawn from important texts in the history of anthropology and from contemporary ethnographies of religion.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30264-S18

Course Sections

THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Pinky Hota phota@smith.edu TTh 10:30-11:50 SEELYE 204