ANTHRCUL 299 - Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 101 Anthropology of Christianity
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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In this course, we look closely at the distinctive features of Christianity and the methods anthropologists use to analyze them. This course examines a wide variety of types of Christianity from Pentecostalism to Coptic Orthodoxy. We will study Christianity across the globe from Sweden to Papua New Guinea. Some question we will ask in this course include: What is the relationship between faith and good works in anthropology and in Christianity? In what ways is Christianity a religion of the book and how does one study such a religion? How do Christians structure time and space and how is this studied by the anthropologist? What is global Christianity? This course will include a linguistic anthropology component with a special focus on language in Christianity and the contribution of linguistic anthropology to the study of Christianity. The course is composed of two lectures per week as well as discussion during every class period. The required readings are articles and book chapters available on electronic reserve. Students will complete three short assignments and a final 10-page research paper with an in-class presentation. Throughout the course, we will supplement the readings with examples from public culture such as songs, films and advertisements. It is hoped that through this course your ways of thinking about religion and humanity will be expanded and enriched.

ANTHRCUL 299 - Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
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101 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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