ANTH 153   The Anthropology of the Paranormal & Supernatural (3 Hours)

This introductory course will employ various Western and non-Western perspectives, including scientific and popular culture theories, to critically and comparatively examine a wide array of phenomena classified as paranormal or supernatural. Topics to be covered include extrasensory perception, witchcraft and magic, ghosts, extraterrestrial beings and cryptozoological organisms. Lectures, discussions, readings and films will be used to accomplish the aforementioned, as well as optional trips to local locations associated with the paranormal and supernatural. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.