Religion and Ritual Studies
Syllabi - Topic: Religion and Ritual Studies - 8 resultsSelect an item by clicking its checkbox
A 2002 course by K.I. Koppedrayer at Wilfrid Laurier University explores "how Hindus, Buddhists and others have expressed their understanding of the nature, meaning and goal of human existence in stories, architecture and ritual."
A 2013 course by Jean Ranier at Florida International University "considers how symbols related to the supernatural world are created and structure," their meanings and functions.
A 2005 by Levanya Vemsani at St. Thomas University "is an introduction to Ritual studies theory and research methods, focussing on the experience, knowledge and research."
A 1998 course by Ron Grimes at Wilfred Laurier University studies "private and public rituals which relate society to the supernatural; magical beliefs and practices and the sociological and epistemological dimensions of witchcraft."
A 2001 course by Ron Grimes at Wilfrid Laurier University "is an introduction to the study of ritual, concentrating specifically on rites of passage, both traditional and experimental, and largely, but not exclusively, in North America."
A 1999 course by Kathleen O'Grady at the University of Calgary offers an "examination of the various methodologies employed in the field of Ritual Studies."
A 2006 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University uses ritual theories to interpret practices with special attention to "cultural practices involving purification and pollution."
A 1997 course by Thomas Peterson at Alfred University explores "How and why are symbolic frameworks transmuted from certain forms to others through the creative imagination? Special attention to masking will help focus on "image" at the point where ritual and myth intersect with the performing and visual arts. Masking is also a place where identity and culture meet; it therefore raises the question about how the creative process is both a personal and social phenomenon."