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2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AIS 4163 - The Magical Worldview

Description: 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.

Credit Hours: 3
Cross-listed: ANTH 4163, SOC 4163.
Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4163, ANTH 4163, SOC 4163.
LAS Course: Yes