Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 01, 2022  
Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

ANT 234 - Religion, Myth, and Symbol (3 Cr.)

This course provides an introduction to the diversity of spiritual belief, experience, and practice manifest in the world’s cultures. Understanding and analyzing this diversity has been an important project for anthropologists since the inception of the discipline. In this course we will embark on a double journey, first through the world’s religious traditions, and second, through the approaches of anthropologists and other social theorists to the challenge of understanding the forms, functions, and meanings of religious phenomena in human social life. Prerequisite: SOC 106  or ANT 107  or permission of instructor. Spring semester. Offered 2015-16 and alternate years. Turner.