Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

RELI 587 001 (CRN: 13889)

WESTERN ESOTERICISM

Long Title: WESTERN ESOTERICISM: METHOD AND THEORY
Department: Religion
Instructor: Fanger, Claire L.
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM R MCA 103 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 9
Section Enrolled: 6
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 12
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 6
Enrollment data as of: 3-DEC-2021 3:21AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
 
Description: This course explores the relation between esoteric texts and the idea of "Western Esotericism." We will look at primary writings from Agrippa to Madame Blavatsky and consider the historical and methodological approaches emerging as Esotericism is constructed as an academic area. Extra readings and writing a longer essay is required in RELI 587. Cross-list: RELI 387. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 587 if student has credit for RELI 387.