RLG212H1: Anthropology of Religion

Previous Course Number: 
RLG212Y1
Hours: 
24L/24T

Anthropological study of the supernatural in small-scale non-literate societies. A cross-cultural examination of systems of belief and ritual focusing on the relationship between spiritual beings and the cosmos as well as the rights and obligations which arise therefrom. Among the topics covered are: myth and ritual; shamanism and healing; magic, witchcraft and sorcery; divination; ancestor worship.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)