ANTHRCUL 246 - Anthropology of Religion
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

An introduction to basic problems faced by religions and by the study of religion. Drawing on case studies from around the world, the course examines different ways people have confronted questions such as how one deals with an invisible world, what happens after death, why do bad things happen to good people, what makes life worth living, how can one obtain wealth and power. The emphasis will be on comparison, showing how very different traditions have dealt with the same or similar problems. In the process of examining these issues, the course also raises questions about the difficulties involved in studying other people's most strongly held values and beliefs, and the relations between tolerance and faith.

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Schedule

ANTHRCUL 246 - Anthropology of Religion
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
37236
Open
12
 
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002 (DIS)
 In Person
37237
Open
2
 
-
 
003 (DIS)
 In Person
37238
Closed
0
 
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004 (DIS)
 In Person
37239
Open
10
 
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