ANTH 358 :: Myth, Symbol, and Ritual
Spring 2014 @UH West Oahu

CRN: 69160
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: J. Turner
jamestur@hawaii.edu
808-689-2368 (Ph)
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 01/13/2014 - 05/09/2014
Course Restrictions: Priority enrollment will be given to Anthropology and BASS Applied Track majors. Any remaining seats will open to all students on December 8, 9 a.m.
Course Requirements: This is an internet class with mandatory chat times on Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Course Prerequisites: Pre: ENG 100.
Course Description: Myths play an important role in a people’s understanding of the world and their place in it. Rituals are used to bring persons into contact with the realm of the sacred. They are performed because it is believed that they can bring about profound changes in individuals and can even transform the world. When experienced by those who believe in them, rituals can cure sickness, cause death, secure salvation and life everlasting, bring ancestors to life, and transform weak boys and lazy girls into strong and productive men and women. Myths and rituals derive their power from symbols — objects, actions, words, and relationships that convey meaning. This course looks at the power of symbols, rituals, and myths. (DS)
Textbooks: Books may be purchased at the West Oahu bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu.
Technical Requirements: Access the class through https://laulima.hawaii.edu. Use your UH username and password to login. Computer requirements for online courses and Laulima tutorials are available at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/academics/distance-learning/online-student-tutorials/
Updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014 13:31:43