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Modern Shamanism: An Introduction

RELI 282
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: REES 282
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This class examines shamanism as a field of practice and an academically constructed idea. Students will be introduced to theories scholars have offered to explain, and explain away, shamanic practices, from the idea that shamans were primitive schizophrenics to recent studies that place shamanism within the context of global identity politics. Course materials will be supplemented by audiovisual materials from the instructor's fieldwork with shamans in Buryatia.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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