Modern Shamanism: An Introduction|
|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.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lewis, ECSTATIC RELIGION
Castaneda, THE TEACHINGS OF DON JUAN
Kendall, SHAMANS, NOSTALGIAS AND THE IMF
Lindquist, HEALERS, LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS: SHAMANIC REVIVAL IN SOUTHERN SIBERIA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Readings, class participation and discussion. Three take-home essay question exams. Students interested in completing research projects in lieu of exams can discuss with instructor.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approach" or "Historical Traditions" requirement for the Religion major.
|Instructor(s): Quijada,Justine Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 2|