John Peter Richardson
B CUSP 189
Introduces the concepts of ritual, myth, symbols, and the construction of meaning in fields such as psychology, anthropology, performance studies, theater, and religions studies, focusing on the formation of rituals and their functions in different social contexts. Offered: WSp.
Myth, Ritual, and Culture
This class will introduce you to the basic concepts and theories of anthropology while demonstrating how myth and ritual, as aspects of culture, are living forces shaping how we perceive and act. Student research through on-site fieldwork, using the methods of applied anthropology, will be a component of this class, allowing you to investigate culture at work in our everyday activities.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, Discussion, Field work
Class assignments and grading