ANT3100 Anthropology of Folk Religion

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Ken Maximiliani Hallman

Course Description:

Exploration of the differences between “folk” and “world” religions. Anthropological methods for understanding folk practices on their own terms and in relationship to other practices/perspectives is also covered.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course equips students to understand folk culture on its own terms. As part of this process they will learn the contrast between “folk” and “world” religions that lead many to overlook the dynamics of folk practices.

Why This Course Is Important:

Generallly, the topic of folk religions is covered as a topical course with examples and case studies. The goal of this course is to have students both seek out folk practices that they can personally observe and to critically consider folk aspects of their own cultural background.