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    The University of the Arts
  Feb 18, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LACR 224 - SIFT: Death and Ritual

3 credits
This course examines death with the tools of physical and cultural anthropology. Students will learn the scientific process of forensics and the utilization of evidence. They will also engage in analytical methods of examining cultural and social practices. The course will be project-based: In the realm of physical anthropology, projects will include analyses of mummified and other human remains, as well as funerary structures; in the cultural anthropological field, projects will focus on critical looks at beliefs about death, burial, reincarnation, eternal recurrence, and other socio-cultural phenomena.

Enrollment in BS, BFA, or BM degree program required. Successful completion of LACR*009 where required as a, result of English placement exam. Successful completion of LACR*100 where required as a, result of English placement exam.