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ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH-331
Taboos (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Exploration of those persons, items, experiences, and acts which so frighten and repel humans that they try to prohibit them. Includes discussion of subjects rich in taboo and sensitivity including sexuality, witchcraft, cannibalism, human-animal relations, madness, and death. Why taboos emerge, how they are enforced, and when they are violated. Prerequisite: ANTH-251 or permission of instructor.