Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

RELI 589 - MUTANTS AND MYSTICS

Long Title: MUTANTS AND MYSTICS: THE PARANORMAL AND POPULAR CULTURE
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: Traces the "paranormal" from its elite origins around Cambridge and Harvard to its later pop-cultural expressions in pulp and science fiction, superhero comics, and film. Particular attention will be given to the role that the anomalous experiences of authors, artists, and scientists have played in this still emerging Super Story. RELI 589 requires: Double the reading and a 30-page paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 393. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both RELI 589 and RELI 393.