Anthropology | American Indian Religions
E319 | 23271 | DeMallie


This course introduces students to the diversity of American Indian
religions.  Readings and lectures explore fundamental religious
concepts as well as rituals and religious practices.  The course is
designed from an anthropological perspective and is based largely on
the detailed studies of Native American religions made by
anthropologists from the late-nineteenth century to the present.  It
offers a comparative overview as well as more in-depth case studies of
specific tribal traditions.  Grades are based on short written
projects and on midterm and final essay exams.

No prior course work in anthropology is required
This course fulfills IUís Culture Studies Requirement List A and
Social and Historical Studies Distribution Requirement