Anthropology of Mormonism

Anthropology of Mormonism
Intensive analysis of Mormon society and culture using a range of anthropological perspectives.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 346
Course Outcomes


Students will gain a knowledge of the development of Mormonism as a distinct religious and cultural force within American society as well as its impact in world-wide contexts. The emergence of Mormonism as a 'culture' and the evolution of its assumptions and unique cultural characteristics will also be emphasized. Students will gain practice in applying current anthropological theories to a culture familiar to the majority of participants, but perhaps never thought about by students through the disciplinary assumptions of anthropology.