Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog
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ANTH 446 - Altered States of Consciousness


Units: 3
Three hours seminar per week
Prerequisite(s): Junior Standing and successful completion of Golden Four GE Areas (A1, A2, A3, B4)
Throughout time and space humans have used auditory driving (drumming), sensory deprivation, meditation, trance, psychotropic substances, and other methods to produce altered states of consciousness. The intentional pursuit of altered states is so common that it may be one of the few human universals. Employing cross-cultural perspectives, this course explores how altered states are achieved, in what contexts, and by whom; what purposes such mindsets are believed to serve; and how these practices are manifested in art, ritual performance, and other mediums.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: UDGE-D
CI Mission Category(s): Interdisciplinary Approaches



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