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ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 109
Full UC Title: ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION 
Transcript Title: ANTHRO OF RELIGION 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course covers selected topics in the anthropology of religion, with a special emphasis upon relevant theoretical debates. In addition to classic works, the course examines readings in a wide range of ethnographic settings to understand the multiple ways in which religious practice shapes the lives of people around the world. Special interest is lived religion, to highlight how religious practice is entangled with gender, politics, and the economy, and is therefore key to understanding social dynamics. Current approaches to and reconsiderations of classic topics in the anthropology of religion are also discussed, including problems of meaning, ritual, belief, materiality and witchcraft. A recurrent exercise in class discussions is identify underlying religious themes that persist in our secular world. Assessment: attendance and participation, reading response journal, group project and presentation, final. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: ANT202E