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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.211 (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. James Howe 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.211 Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World



    Fall 2003




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete reading list and all assignments.


    Course Description


    Spiritual, magical, and "occult" aspects of human behavior in anthropological and historical perspective: magic, ritual curing, trance, spirit possession, sorcery, and accusations of witchcraft. Material drawn from traditional nonwestern societies, medieval and early modern Europe, and colonial and contemporary North America.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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