A Cultural History of Halloween

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Taught by E.A. Burlingame

E.A. Burlingame is a medical anthropologist, artist and educator who has been teaching people of all ages for a decade.  Professor Burlingame's education philosophy is that learning is culture.  Her teaching practices are steeped in active learning and laughter.

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As the popularity of this American holiday increases worldwide, the ancient roots and meanings of Halloween have become more and more obscure.  

In this class we will use an anthropological perspective to explore the various cultural threads that have been woven together to make Halloween what it is today. This class will include ctivities, lecture and discussion. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

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