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Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion

Susan Lanigan
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A secular approach to the history of religious & spiritual beliefs around the world, and how those beliefs inform other parts of everyday life in a variety of cultures.

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US Grade 7 - 10
I received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Tulane University, and wrote my Honour's Thesis on funerary and mortuary practices throughout differing cultural groups, and how these practices relate to spirituality and religion. The spiritual beliefs of cultures help us understand a variety of aspects of their daily life, and the secular and anthropological study of all spiritual concepts is, in my view, essential to understanding what makes us a global community.
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This class deals with sensitive content that is appropriate for the age range listed; the minimum age limit (11) is a requirement. However, if you have a student close to this age who is interested in the class, please contact me to discuss if the content would be an appropriate fit before enrolling your learner.
Joined May, 2016
Hi everyone! My name is Susan, and I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Bioarchaeology, as well as a BFA in Theatre Performance from Tulane University in beautiful New Orleans, LA. I love anything related to the humanities and the... 
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for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
45 min

Completed by 320 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
2-14 learners per class

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