ANTHRCUL 451 - African-American Religion
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in the social sciences. CAAS 201 recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will examine the nature of religion in the lives of humans, within the framework of culture, and as a pervasive social institution. It will focus on the special case of the intensive and involved character of religion in the history and the lives of African-Americans. These special uses of religion create special problems. We will analyze those problems. The course objectives are to: introduce the subject of religion as a social institution, as a pervasive component of culture, and as a contemporary adjustment and adaptation to peculiar social problems; demonstrate how an anthropological analysis can be used to understand religion in contemporary society; develop skills in critical thinking and analysis; present the relationship between culture, institutions, religion, subculture, and the nature of man (humans); and enable students to understand the religious institutions of humans generally and African-Americans specifically. The course is open to all students, and it requires no special background or preparation. There will be two examinations. Class participation and attendance are graded.

ANTHRCUL 451 - African-American Religion
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001 (LEC)
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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