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CENS 307 Witches: Myth and Reality

Examination of the cultural, social, and historical construction of the witch in central and northern Europe with comparisons to recent history, current events, and popular culture.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
FullCENS 307 001Lecture1 Tue Thu11:0012:30

THIS COURSE DOES NOT HAVE A WAITLIST. Students who do not attend class in the first few sessions may be deregistered from the course to make room for other students.

Course description: This course examines the historical construction of the witch and the context of the women and men described as witches. Topics include pagan and Christian beliefs as well as witches in early-modern Europe and North America, fairy and folk tales, and contemporary beliefs and practices.