Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021 
    
    Jun 25, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021
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ANTH 220 - Anthropology of the Paranormal: Science and Pseudoscience


This course examines the boundaries between science and pseudoscience through an investigation into a variety of paranormal beliefs and their role in social identity and popular culture. Students will be introduced to some of the claims and beliefs that are classified as ‘paranormal,’ which have come into everyday consciousness from a wide variety of media, such as television, movies and books. Students will evaluate scientific evidence that confirms or disproves these phenomena and apply critical thinking and scientific reasoning to analyze the available information. Anthropological concepts and approaches will provide interpretive frameworks for discussing the power of myths, beliefs and science. Previously offered as ANTH 290A.

Credits: 3



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