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SOAN0379

Indigenous Religions

Indigenous Religions of the Americas
This course focuses on the religious traditions of the Americas, from native North America to the Andes, with the focus being on the practices of ancient urban societies like the Mississippians of the American Southeast, the Maya of Mesoamerica, or the Inka of the Andes. In this course we will look at the types of religious ideas and practices common in the Americas prior to the Colonial Period, including concepts of ancestors, sacrifice, and cyclical time. We will also examine how those traditions have changed, particularly following the introduction of Christianity in the 16th century. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
RELI0379

Sections

Spring 2015

SOAN0379A-S15 Lecture

Fall 2011

SOAN0379A-F11 Lecture (Fitzsimmons)

Spring 2009

SOAN0379A-S09 Lecture (Fitzsimmons)