History | Witchcraft, Religion and Magic
B300 | 15670 | Schneider

Above class open to undergraduates and Education MAs only
A portion of the above class reserved for majors

This course will primarily explore the great period of witch-hunts
in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe and New
England.  As background, it will also provide students with an
understanding the religious, social and cultural contexts that gave
rise to these events, as well as investigate more modern and even
contemporary phenomena which beg comparison with early witch
prosecutions.  We will also look at both the Devil and the Witch as
enduring features of Western, and even non-Western, culture.