Anthropology of Religion

Fall 2015 – ANTH 400 Anthropology of Religion Syllabus

The anthropological study of religion provides us with opportunities to examine the place of religious thought in relation to other aspects of social life within a cultural tradition as well as cross-culturally. Situating religious thought within a holistic approach we will set out to explore different understandings and interpretations of religion. Through the course material, we will survey key concepts, theories, and analytical approaches used in the study of religion from an anthropological perspective. In addition to classic works, we will also complete readings in a wide range of ethnographic settings in order to develop a theoretically grounded and contextually sound understanding of the interplay between the sacred and the secular. Through the lens of anthropological theory, we will learn about the intersections of religiosity and other social-cultural factors and we will explore culturally grounded meanings in a global-local religious discourse.

Fall 2015 Group Projects:

Instructor Information:

Medeia Csoba DeHass, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies
Department of Anthropology BMH 203
3211 Providence Drive
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK 99508

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