�>\Õ���Uϸ�B �v�=!������ Recognize and analyze arguments in anthropological writing, and evaluate the evidence that supports those arguments. If you do the readings for each class session and take good notes, you will learn quite a bit and you will be ready to contribute to the conversation. ���'�)Fs7�(��M�6C�X� ���NQv��ty��y\,Q�Y^��Bu,�H>�ޡF�\��ͅ���@]�)���:�?Wb�P��`���MP6i�3� T�ϣmcL߹��| �-#�j{`��f>*5���C[����Sj��#����\>��;�uR��~.�W�ᾈ@P!�P�[�M�ܹ,�M%1V~�1�e��Y�f�{�� f���L-�yl���6B����i3Zc�r9�z���PKs�4�G���*p��5f��U� �K�G6(bE�+�ЫQ�z92��e�Q��&g��X�w�.�}��g+��+.�_p���-�:O*֘Y. The purpose of this project is to give you experience in designing and executing a long-term research project on a topic of your choice. Religion : Anthropological approaches to the study of religion (evolutionary, psychological and functional); monotheism and polytheism; sacred and profane; myths and rituals; forms of religion in tribal and peasant Societies (animism, animatism, fetishism, naturism and totemism); religion, magic and science distinguished; magico-religious functionaries (priest, shaman, medicine man, sorcerer and witch). So, for instance, if the reading for the first 15 pages of Bielo’s book is due on Monday, you need to send me your discussion question by 5pm on Sunday. *��lh:��(�l����Sx7.�kW�����r� Reading: Chapter 2: Myth, Symbolism, and Worldview . The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. What is religion, and why does it exist? ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces a cross-cultural analysis of religion with a special emphasis on religious systems of indigenous societies. 1 Rutgers University Department of Anthropology Fall 2020 Anthropology of Religion 01:070:308 (3 credits) Wednesday 5:35-8:35pm, via Zoom Meeting ID: 975 6740 3681 Module Syllabus . This course is an introduction to some of the basic problems faced by religions and by the study of religion. Please put the words “discussion question” in the subject of your e-mail. This class is not concerned with whether religions are “true” or not, or whether some are “better” than others. See the project description for further details. Identify, analyse and problematize the religious dimensions of social issues in the contemporary world. Drinks are fine, but eating in the classroom is distracting. In order to apprehend and appreciate this specific dimension, religion needs be Here I focus on the views of anthropologists and religious studies scholars which largely derive from the social-constructionist position. Sharpen your ability to ask thoughtful and thought-provoking questions. HUM 1107 Syllabus Winter 2012 1 HUM 1107: RELIGIOUS ANTHROPOLOGY MIS 3301: SELECTED TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS ANTHROPOLOGY Credits: 3 cr. Therefore, it is your responsibility to come to each class session well-prepared! Outline / What is our topic? To become familiar with key terms in the anthropology of religion. We study symbolic systems, rituals, religious organization, leadership, and religious change Office hours will be held in Brooks Hall, room 208. These are just a few of the questions that we will explore in this course through reading, discussion, ethnographic projects, and research. In this class we will take a humanistic approach to the study of religion, rather than a theological or ontological approach. How do people use religious beliefs and practices to make sense of the cosmos and their own personal lives?