Religion: CAS RN 103 Religions of the World: Eastern, or CAS RN 104 Religions of the World: Western; one 200-level course on the major world traditions (CAS RN 209–219); CAS RN 200; and three additional courses from the master list for the concentration, numbered 220 or higher. Understands the role of religious conviction in mediating or fostering conflict in the contemporary world. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures. Can critically analyze, at an upper division level, the history and context of religious belief and practices, and can write about this to evaluate one's own lived experience. Department of Anthropology || Visit Back2BU for the latest updates and information on BU's response to COVID-19. Boston, MA 02215 AN243 Shamanism *exception to the 300 level*. The course will examine and students will practise the anthropological method of rich participant observation and comparative analysis. NOTE: AN243, AN375. Privacy statement. Anthropology: CAS AN 101 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) or CAS AN 103 (Anthropology Through Ethnography); CAS AN 252 Ethnicity and Identity; CAS AN 384/RN 387 Anthropology of Religion; CAS AN 461 Ethnography and Anthropological Theory I; and two social anthropology courses at the 300 level or above from the master list for the concentration. Students examine theoretical constructs and methods and their relation to a variety of religious beliefs and practices in the United States and globally. Art by John August Swanson, Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Lab (SMGAL), Concentration in Anthropology and Religion, Prof. Fallou Ngom receives a new grant for his project on Ajami, MS in Forensic Anthropology at BU School of Medicine, MS in Medical Anthropology at BU School of Medicine, AN243 Shamanism *exception to the 300 level*, AN319 Anthropology of Muslim Cultures and Politics, AN325 Hinduism, Globalization and World Politics, AN375 Culture, Society, and Religion in South Asia, AN547 Topics: Muslim Societies and Islamic Civilizations, AN548 Muslim Societies: AN Interpretive History, AN563 Public Religion and Politics across Cultures, RN200 Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Religion, RN204 Topics in Religion and the Visual Arts, RN220 The Holy City: Jerusalem in Time, Space, and Imagination, RN308 The Open Heaven: Apocalyptic Literature in Early Judaism and Christianity, RN310 Christendom Divided: Reformation and Religious Conflict in Early Modern Europe, RN318 Religion and American Foreign Policy, RN326 Jewish Mystical Movements and Modernization, 1492-2000, RN375 Culture, Society, and Religion in South Asia, RN382 History of Religion in Pre-Colonial Africa, RN387 Anthropological Approaches to Religion, RN425 Topics in South Asian Religions: Visual Piety, RN466 Religion and the Problem of Tolerance, RN494 Magical Texts: Literature & Practice, RN504 Topics in Religion and the Visual Arts, RN560 The Politics of Religion, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in International Relations, RN561 Religion and International Relations, RN563 Muslim Societies: An Interdisciplinary History. Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Center, Title IX: Sex discrimination and sexual violence. Students who would like to petition for a Directed Study course will need to approach Professor Frank Korom or the Director of Undergraduate Study for approval within the Anthropology and Religion concentration. AN337 Evolution and Creation New Course. This is one of the oldest questions in anthropology, and one of the most relevant to the modern world. || [email protected], Re-Birth - Art Installation by Sheila Pree Bright, "Who Is My Neighbor?" Many faculty engage with the nature of religion in the Stanford Department of Anthropology. They are, however, encouraged to take courses beyond the required 12 in either or both disciplines. Students examine theoretical constructs and methods and their relation to a variety of religious beliefs and practices in the United States and globally. This joint major offers the student numerous ways to understand how religion works as a dynamic aspect of culture, and how individuals interact with their social environments to create systems of belief and ritual in their efforts to make sense of the world. AN355 Religious Fundamentalism. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition. Master list for Anthropology. For further information about the joint program, contact Professor Frank Korom, the program advisor or either department chair. An equal opportunity educator and employer. The following courses will count for the Anthropology and Religion degree. Six courses in religion and six courses in anthropology are required with a grade of C or higher, as specified below. This course takes a cross-cultural approach to religion in relation to the individual life cycle, social order and relations, and culture change. AN319 Anthropology of Muslim Cultures and Politics. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future. Anthropology of Religion on the Academic Oxford University Press website Anthropology of Religion - Oxford University Press We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories. Minimum entry requirements for MSc Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World) You will need to have an upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in the humanities and social sciences or have studied anthropology within the context of a more general degree. An equal opportunity educator and employer. Note that they may not all be offered in a given year of semester. Students can find additional information in the Undergraduate Student Guide and Graduate & Professional Student Guide. Those 12 courses must include Anthropology of Religion (taken either as CAS AN 384 or as CAS RN 387). Can analyze, evaluate, and write about religious beliefs with respect to the local and global contexts that help shape them. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences. Qualified seniors should consider Independent Work for Distinction, either AN 401/402 or RN 401/402. Candidates for the BA with this joint major may not pursue a second concentration in religion or anthropology. Liisa Malkki studies religion and globalization, with an emphasis in African and humanitarian aid. Understands anthropological approaches to the study of religion and appreciates that changing political and economic relation around the world have influenced these approaches.