Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

RELI 417 - GNOSTIC AMERICA

Long Title: GNOSTIC AMERICA
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Covers the rise of Gnostic spirituality in American religion and culture, from the Colonial period to the present. Explores the alpha conduits (Boehme, Blavatsky, Jung, academia). Examines the roles of revelatory experience, artifact migration, historical criticism, secularization, hybridity, heresy, and popularization. Case studies vary depending on students' research goals. 5000-word research paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 517. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 417 if student has credit for RELI 517.