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Magic, Science and Religion (6 points)


Leader: Don Miller

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit examines some of the contributions that anthropologists and sociologists have made to our understanding of religion. The unit concentrates in particular on the relevance of the concepts of 'magic', 'science' and 'religion' for a comparative understanding of rituals and associated cosmologies in a variety of sociocultural settings.

Assessment: Written (3500 words): 75% + Examination (1 hour): 25%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: Appropriate first-year ANY sequence or by permission

Prohibitions: ANY3120

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