Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

RELI 587 - WESTERN ESOTERICISM

Long Title: WESTERN ESOTERICISM: METHOD AND THEORY
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This course explores the relation between esoteric texts and the idea of "Western Esotericism." We will look at primary writings from Agrippa to Madame Blavatsky and consider the historical and methodological approaches emerging as Esotericism is constructed as an academic area. Extra readings and writing a longer essay is required in RELI 587. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 387. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both RELI 587 and RELI 387.