Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

RELI 419 - MYSTERY RELIGIONS

Long Title: MYSTERY RELIGIONS
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 literature, practices, and archaeology of esoteric cults within the context of religion in Roman Empire (Demeter, the Great Gods, Cybele, Persephone, Dionysus, Isis, Mithras, Hermes, Qumran, Christianity, Gnostic groups). Case studies vary depending on students' research goals, including comparison with Renaissance and modern esoteric initiatory groups. 5000-word research paper; GRAD equivalent: 7500-word paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 619. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 419 if student has credit for RELI 619.