Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

RELI 619 - 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):
Graduate
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. 7500-word research paper; UG equivalent 5000-word research paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 419. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 619 if student has credit for RELI 419/RELI 491.