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John Peter Richardson
B CUSP 189
Bothell Campus

Myth, Ritual, and Culture

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John Peter Richardson
Date: 01/24/2014