Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

RELI 597 - CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICUM

Long Title: CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICUM
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Literary and artistic creativity, religious experience, and textual interpretation often draw on focused states of consciousness made possible by contemplative practices. The practicum will provide historical information about such practices and offer opportunities to participate in techniques ranging from meditation and observing breath to freeform writing and T'ai Chi. Graduate students would be expected to write a longer paper and/or to include a segment on contemplative practice in connection with whatever course they are taking. In either case this will involve readings and issues beyond what the undergraduates are responsible for, and which will be developed with each graduate student on an individual basis. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 399. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both RELI 597 and RELI 399. Repeatable for Credit.