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    Northeastern State University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Northeastern State University Undergraduate Catalog

AIS 4163 - The Magical Worldview #

3 Credit Hours
A cross-cultural and comparative exploration of religion, magic, and supernatural belief systems. Emphasis is also placed on indigenous religions of the Western hemisphere. The course examines how religion permeates other aspects of society and culture. Topics include: the anthropology of religion; symbolism, myth, ritual, and taboo; shamans, priests, and prophets; the religious use of drugs; witchcraft, sorcery, and evil; demons, exorcism, divination, and magic, ghosts, souls, and ancestors-power of the dead; crisis cults.
Cross-listed: ANTH 4163, SOC 4163.
Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4163, ANTH 4163, SOC 4163.